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Biology Degree

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Are you intrigued by the incredible variety of organisms that inhabit our planet? Have you ever wondered how they came to be? Or perhaps you’re interested in medicine, land conservation or veterinary sciences? Can’t seem to quench your thirst for knowledge? Studying biology at Fontbonne could be a great fit for you.

Why Fontbonne?

Majoring in biology equips you with a strong, balanced foundation in biological science, while at the same time giving you a solid understanding of chemistry and physics. Our classes are small, and our faculty are focused on helping you achieve your best. And within your biology major, you have the option of concentrating in physiology.

Fontbonne has joined with other colleges and universities to promote hands-on biological research at the Reis Biological Station. The field station comprises 225 acres of oak-hickory forest within the 1.5 million acre Mark Twain National Forest. Through Fontbonne’s cooperative education program, you might also qualify for salaried on-the-job training and, at the same time, earn academic credit for your work.

In addition, Fontbonne offers an excellent opportunity to get a dual degree in engineering or occupational therapy through partnership programs in connection with Washington University in St. Louis.

What can I do with my biology degree?

A Fontbonne undergraduate degree in biology with a concentration in physiology prepares you to take the next step for application to most professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, optometry or physical therapy, as well as other health professions. Fontbonne offers a wide variety of required coursework for medical school, but because requirements can vary from school to school, your advisor will work with you to determine the specific courses required by the schools of your choice.

Or, if your goal is to teach high school, you can major in biology and obtain your certification in secondary education. If you choose to major in another discipline, you can also minor in either biology or chemistry.

If you go on to work in management or administration, you might plan and administer programs for testing foods and drugs, for example, or direct activities at zoos or botanical gardens. Opportunities may exist for work as consultants to business firms or to government, testing and inspecting foods, drugs and other products, or writing for technical publications. Our graduates also find careers dealing with living organisms — including the conservation occupations of forester, range manager and soil conservationist — or careers such as animal breeder, horticulturist, soil scientist and agricultural scientist.

Our commitment

Fontbonne University is dedicated to providing students with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Through our core curriculum, students learn how to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively. No matter what career path you choose, an education from Fontbonne will give you the tools to succeed in both work and life.

How Can I Find Out More?

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