Biology Program (M., m.)
Department overview • Biology
(M., m.) • Chemistry (M., m.) •
Biology is the science of living things: what they are, how they work,
how they interact and how they change or evolve. Now, more than ever,
biology is among the most exciting, intellectually stimulating and
promising disciplines in the sciences.
Saint Martin's University offers a bachelor of science degree in biology
that will help prepare tomorrow's scientists, who will teach, study,
explore, care for and enlighten our world and its inhabitants.
The aims of the University's biology program are to enable its students
to gain knowledge about and an understanding of living organisms.
Graduates of the University's biology program will be prepared for a
variety of careers in the biological sciences; specialized investigation
leading to graduate degrees in biology; or admission into professional
health care graduate programs including medical, dental, pharmacy,
physical therapy and chiropractic schools.
Saint Martin's biology program provides:
Small class and lab sizes, which enable students to work closely
with their faculty members.
Library resources, computers and study environments to support its
A faculty advisor for each student from the time he or she enters
the program through graduation.
Field experiences, internships and other learning opportunities
outside the classroom.
A strong liberal arts tradition that promotes oral and written
fluency, critical thinking, academic excellence and sound ethical
The program sponsors a Biology Club whose membership is open to
all biology majors and other students interested in biological
issues. The club sponsors guest speakers and field trips, as well as
providing service to the University in a variety of ways. Saint
Martin's biology program also has a chapter of TriBeta National
Biological Honor Society. This group participates in the Biology
Club and promotes undergraduate research and participation in
regional TriBeta research conferences.
Students who pursue a bachelor of science degree in biology must
complete the program requirements found in the academic catalog, in
addition to the University's General Education Requirements.
Some biology majors may add substantial coursework in a discipline
other than biology. Such students often qualify for a minor in that
area. Minors can be earned in many areas including chemistry,
mathematics, psychology and English.