Bachelor of Science
School of Arts and Sciences
Through fieldwork, experimentation, research, and internships, biology students learn about the world we live in by engaging in the process of scientific inquiry. Our biology program has a robust core of organismal and molecular biology, with a strong focus on hands-on laboratory and undergraduate research. In fact, students receive credit for experiential learning such as research projects and internships, and many of our students present their work at national conferences.
Our program creates biologists who are creative, curious, and think critically about the world around them. Our challenging coursework and distinctive research opportunities prepare you to attend medical or veterinary school, attend graduate school in the sciences, teach biology in secondary schools, work in biotechnology, science writing, or a myriad of other careers.
We also offer a minor in biology, which is a great supplement to a degree in chemistry, geology, neuroscience, or physics.
Recent biology graduates are accepted to professional and graduate schools at a rate of 50-100% each year, or enter the workforce prepared for success.
In this class, you’ll learn about stem cell therapy and regeneration. You’ll investigate how things like signal transduction, gene regulation, and epigenetic mechanisms influence stem cells. You’ll examine model systems, explore medical applications, and apply what you learn by working on research projects with your classmates.
Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and destiny of life in the universe. You’ll study a mix of physics, astronomy, biology, geology, and math, asking where and under what conditions life can arise and exist in the universe.
A dedicated admissions counselor will reach out to you with personalized information to help with your search for the right program.
of our biology graduates have been accepted to professional and graduate programs over the last 10 years.
We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.
With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.
$32,104 ($16,052 per semester)
$26,631 (merit scholarship,work-study, grants and loan funds)
In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.
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