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Minor in Biology

Why Earn Your Biology Minor at Saint Leo University?

Science propels us to important discoveries. At Saint Leo University, you’ll develop a rigorous understanding of how the world works, and how to improve it—from the smallest level of microbe to the vast scale of tropical ecosystems and supernovas.

The biology minor is designed as a rigorous intellectual program of study for students with a deep interest in the science of biology.

Learning Experience:
Campus
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
20 hours

Undergraduate Biology Program Details

Apply your biology knowledge to government, industry, education and other health-related professions, and even pursue graduate study in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.

Learn Your Way: 
Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your biology degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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Are education centers near you offering biology degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes. 

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • How will you gain real experience?

    Internships

    Shadow a physician or dentist, work alongside zookeepers, or contribute to cancer research. Biology students have interned at the Department of Environmental Protection, National Institutes of Health Academy, Pittsburgh Zoo, Southwest Florida Water Management District and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Volunteer

Connect science with service. Raise money for cancer research, restore oyster reefs in Tampa Bay, and prevent over-harvesting of endangered plants in the Amazon rainforest.

Co-curricular activities

Become a member of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, Chemistry Club or Student Environmental Awareness.

College of Arts & Sciences

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  • The College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Leo University offers students a broad education that lays a durable foundation for critical and independent thinking. The essential spirit of the liberal arts is a cornerstone of the varied degree programs. From biology to English to sociology, students enjoy a nice selection of in-demand degree programs for all interests.

    Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. Students travel to Europe through our cultural immersion courses, research unique plant species while trekking through the Peruvian Amazon, and attend film screenings and poetry readings. With highly experienced professors who bring a wealth of practical knowledge to the classroom, students are prepared to work in a variety of rewarding fields. The College supports more than 30 degree programs across University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.

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