Welcome to Biology at St. Bonaventure University!
The Biology Department
offers instruction, mentoring and research opportunities that serve a
variety of students. Faculty in
the department are committed to teaching, maintain active
research programs involving students, and have a broad range of
expertise in sub-disciplines of biology.
is broad and covers the foundations of biology as well as contemporary areas of
biology such as neurobiology, molecular and cellular biology and
There is enough flexibility to allow secondary
concentrations in a wide variety of other
areas. For example, biology majors have completed secondary
concentrations in chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and business
Classes and labs
are small (nearly always less than 35 students and often fewer than 20
general requirements guarantee a well-rounded, liberal arts education.
- You receive
the benefits of one-on-one advising with departmental faculty in
selecting your program of study and in pursuing admission to
graduate school, professional programs or careers in biology.
Science students who are not
biology majors but take biology courses as part of their departmental
receive solid grounding in the fundamentals of biology to aid in the
understanding of their major fields.
THE REAL WORLD
- Students may
elect to do independent research with departmental faculty or take
advantage of internships in the local community.
- Our majors
have gone on to graduate school, medical school, dental school,
physical therapy and physician's assistant programs, law school, and high school teaching.
Over the past 15 years about 90% of our pre-health care
students have succeeded in entering medical school or other health
There has been
consistent emphasis on professional preparation. Since 1975 over 90%
of our graduates have gone on to postgraduate study or careers in
Non-science majors may take a
number of courses to better prepare them to enter professional fields
that require an understanding of the fundamental principles of biological
sciences and the empirical method used by scientists.
Last Revision: 27 Aug 2004
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