With better information and scientific data available, the methods that scientists and theorists use to study biological sciences are evolving. At Webster University, biological sciences majors and minors engage in a rigorous, cross-disciplinary educational program in the physical and biological sciences designed to help them keep pace with that evolution. Coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers from science teaching or field studies to biotechnology to medicine. Students in the biological sciences program also have the option to focus their degree with an area of emphasis.
Why Webster for Biological Sciences?
- Small classes and labs: an ideal environment for learning, interaction, and discovery.
- Full-time faculty: experts in a range of fields including genetics, biochemistry, plant physiology, neurology, chemistry, and physics.
- Facilities and equipment: supports a comprehensive range of subject matter, including genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cellular biology.
- Curriculum includes extensive laboratory experience: each student will develop proficiency in a wide range of lab techniques, as well as in the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of scientific data.
Areas of Emphasis
“From even before my first day on campus, an enormous amount of support was provided to me from the faculty and staff.”
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Internship opportunities allow undergraduates to gain research experience at organizations like the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the Saint Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Children’s Aquarium, and the St. Louis Department of Water Facilities.
Graduates pursue careers in biotechnology, medicine, science-based research, various health professions, chemical and molecular disciplines, and advanced graduate studies.
- Analytical Chemist at Monsanto
- Medical school at SIU
- Research Associate at Benson Hill Biosystems
- Veterinary school at Univ of Missouri, Columbia
- Senior Computational Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
- PhD Plant Biology program at Cornell University
Minors in the Biological Sciences Department
Each of these three minors require 18 credit hours and are only offered at our St. Louis home campus. You can read more about each specific program requirements, learning outcomes, and how to apply from our undergraduate catalog.
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Webster University continues to be highly ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report, now listed as 16th in Midwest Regional Universities and included in four best-of categories. This year, the University's score rose to its highest level since the ranking system was established.
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