What's different about Mount Mary's Biology Major?

Mount Mary University’s biology major emphasizes scientific inquiry and brings real-world experience into the classroom and laboratory to prepare you to achieve personal and professional success. As a biology major, you’ll get to participate in many hands-on labs, as well as undergraduate research projects.

Create a Rewarding Career 

Mount Mary’s biology major prepares you for success in healthcare, research, writing, education, public health or management careers. You could be a research scientist or go on to graduate school to become a doctor, dentist or veterinarian. Discover more about biology careers.

Curriculum Options to Match Your Career Goals

Mount Mary offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree, a minor in biology and a post-baccalaureate certificate in biology. You can customize your major by choosing one of three sequences: general biology, health sciences for pre-professional study and biology education.

Environmental Science Minor

The Environmental Science minor is grounded in biology. Students will not only learn the basics of biology, but how living things are affected by changes in environmental conditions, both natural and those caused by humans. Students will engage in determining both global and personal strategies to deal with these environmental problems. See details about the environmental science minor.

Food Science Certificate

The Food Science certificate stems from the sciences of biology, chemistry, and engineering. In this, students will be able study the nature of foods with nutrition to understand the principles of food making to improve food quality. See details about the food science certificate.

Biology Activities Outside of the Classroom

Biology students are encouraged to participate in service learning activities and student clubs and organizations, including the Beta Beta Beta biology honor society.

Scholarships for Biology Majors

As a biology major, you may be eligible for the Ruth Debelack Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is need-based and is renewable to support you to earn your degree. Learn more about scholarships at Mount Mary.