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.

Minor in Biology

Complete degree requirements for a minor in biology and a listing of courses are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

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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.

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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.


Human Biology major, Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration

Mount Mary University’s Human Biology major, Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration emphasizes scientific inquiry and brings real-world experience into the classroom and laboratory to prepare you to achieve personal and professional success. As a Human Biology major with a Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration, you’ll get to participate in many hands-on labs, as well as undergraduate research projects. The major prepares you for success in healthcare, research, writing, education, public health, or management careers.


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.

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