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Recent scientific advances are shaping the way we live and work. The mission of the Biological Sciences faculty and staff is to provide one-of-a-kind learning experiences that prepare students like you for careers in research, medicine, fitness, veterinary medicine, dentistry, science education, science-related businesses and more.
Explore below to learn more about how our curriculum of liberal education combined with a focus on chemistry, molecular biology and living organisms will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding scientific career.
Program Spotlight: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
We designed our latest program, BS in Chemistry, to provide students a thorough grounding in the important areas of modern chemistry. The program includes significant laboratory work, giving you the applied skills necessary to succeed in a chemical career. Once completed, you'll be qualified to work in industrial, government, academic labs or other careers enhanced by a chemistry degree.
Undergraduate Majors and Minors
Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine and Pre-Veterinary
Webster University provides a variety of programs and courses designed to meet the needs of the pre-dental, pre-medical, and pre-veterinary student. Most dental and medical schools accept a BA or BS in any field of study but require specific courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
Webster University offers a cooperative 3-2 program with the Washington University School of Medicine in occupational therapy (OT). This dual degree program enables students to complete a BA in Biology, BS in Biological Sciences, BS in Exercise Science, BS in Psychological Science or BA in Psychology from Webster University and a master of science in occupational therapy (MSOT) from Washington University within a five-year period.
“Even during the unexpected times, the support of my professors, counselors and advisors have been essential for my academic success.”
BA in Biology, ‘22
The Department of Biological Sciences provides a rigorous and applied learning experience that integrates the fundamental sciences of biology, chemistry and physics. We serve a highly diverse student population coming from a range of ethnic and educational backgrounds. As a department, we focus on a personalized approach to education, tailoring each experience to meet the academic and career goals of the individual student. By maintaining small class sizes and emphasizing group activities, our students interact directly with the faculty and with each other on a regular basis.
The degrees offered in the biological sciences are designed to prepare students for rewarding careers as scientists, educators, professionals and global citizens. The department currently offers four baccalaureate programs (a BA in biology and a BS in biological sciences, each with associated emphases, a BS in chemistry and a BS in exercise science) and four minor programs (biology, chemistry, exercise science and general science). We also offer individual courses satisfying the requirements for general education and special interest courses in environmental studies, education and health science.
Given the importance of independent research and experimentation in science, the department faculty are committed to providing hands-on research opportunities to all majors in the biological sciences. Our curriculum includes extensive laboratory experience, ensuring that each student will develop proficiency in a wide range of lab techniques, as well as in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of scientific data.
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