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Why Study Biology at Westminster?

Explore the fascinating fields of ecology, microbiology, genetics, evoluationary biology, and cell biology. Through fieldwork, experimentation, research, and internships, biology students learn about the world we live in by engaging the process of scientific inquiry. Undergraduate research is prominent in our program and is offered to students to learn first-hand how new knowledge is generated.

The Biology program offers a breadth of coursework and a focus on experiential learning. Students are prepared to attend graduate school in the sciences; attend medical or veterinary school; teach biology in secondary schools; enter the biotechnology job market; or apply their knowledge to other fields. Recent biology graduates are accepted to professional and graduate schools at a rate of 50-100% each year, or go on to work as educators, laboratory researchers, or field biologists.

The Westminster Difference

  • Use cutting-edge equipment in the new Meldrum Science Center on a daily basis, with the ability to discover something new using modern research tools and methods
  • Small class sizes, even in introductory courses, facilitate a more personalized approach to learning
  • Integrated laboratories in classrooms creates an experiential learning environment where students engage in the process of science
  • Undergraduate research is prominent in our program where independent research projects are incorporated into the pedagogy of many of our classes
  • Receive credit toward your biology degree by participating in an approved internship or an independent research experience with Westminster faculty.  Presentation of research results at regional and national meetings is supported and encouraged
  • Organizations, such as the Pre-Professional Health Society or the National Biological Honor Society, foster student interaction and connections with the scientific and professional community