Two Biology Majors to Meet the Growing and Vital Worlds of Healthcare and Science

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology or Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology

If you know you like science – and you want a career where you can continue to explore the physical world – College of Saint Mary has you covered. The biology and human biology degree programs at College of Saint Mary will help you explore and expand your interest in the living world. Your studies will open doors into the areas of research, technology, and fieldwork or to advanced degrees in biology, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, dentistry or other areas.

Our biology major will prepare you for a career in research in a lab environment, environmental education, bio-regulation, advanced education and many other options, while our human biology major will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in clinical labs, medicine and to pursue advanced education.  You even have opportunities to do undergraduate research and internships in the field.

You also have the benefit of being able to earn your bachelor of science degree in pre-physician assistant/human biology (which is just one course different than our human biology major) and your master of science in physician assistant studies in just five years with our combined programs. These competitive programs have a limited number of spots available and some additional admission requirements as noted on the program-specific pages linked above and below. Our multi-million dollar renovation to our math and science buildings provides the perfect environment you need to succeed.

College of Saint Mary is THE place for professional women, which is why we offer the Marie Curie Scholarship Program. This prestigious program provides significant financial support and resources for academically talented young women who are interested in STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and math. You could receive up to $19,000 annually for four years!

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology

Bachelor of Science in Pre-Physician Assistant Studies/Human Biology

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Career Outlook

Conduct or assist in research, including collecting information and samples of blood, water, soil, plants or animals. Analyze experimental data and interpret results, then write summaries of your findings. A degree in biology or human biology could mean finding answers that could help save lives. The U.S. Department of Labor projects an increase in demand for biologists and biological technicians between 3 and 15 percent by 2022. The median annual salary for biologists is $78,000.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration