Understand the complexities of cells and organisms and how the ecosystem operates
Biological sciences degree can lead to immediate employment upon graduation, but it also prepares graduates for advanced studies in research and health related fields
- Student research opportunities
- Includes guaranteed research opportunities where students work one-on-one with faculty mentors designing and conducting a capstone research project
- Natural science clubs
- National Biological Honor Society- Omega Psi Chapter
- DNA Club
- Pre-Health Club
- Internships available with health care providers, government, nonprofit, and industry
- Active, hands-on (problem based) learning as opposed to the traditional lecture format
- Career advising and strong, personal faculty advising
- State-of-the-art facilities
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
- Molecular biologist
- Occupational therapist
- Physical therapist
- Physician assistant
- Research and development scientist
- Research technician
Biology is the study of life and the study of life is relevant to our everyday existence. From the trillions of cells in the human body to the complex and interconnectedness of all living things on the planet, the scope of what can be learned from the study of biology is truly amazing.
A major in biology at Viterbo provides students with a breadth of knowledge within the biological sciences (cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, ecology, behavior, and evolution) as well as the opportunity to gain a greater depth of knowledge in specialized areas of interest.
Biology is the study of life and the study of life is relevant to our everyday existence. A major in biology at Viterbo provides students with a breadth of knowledge within the biological sciences (cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, ecology, behavior, and evolution) as well as the opportunity to gain a greater depth of knowledge in specialized areas of interest.
Biochemistry, the study of chemical processes that take place in living organisms, is a broad field of study that allows for students to pursue many different career options. Job opportunities for biochemistry majors are rapidly increasing, making it a marketable degree, especially in the biotechnology field. Viterbo’s biochemistry program offers students an interdisciplinary major between the fields of biology and chemistry. Students are led through a scaffolded curriculum that requires students to think critically, independently, and creatively.
All students pursuing the B.B.A. degree must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in the major requirement courses, and students must receive a letter grade of C (2.0) or higher in each of these courses
Working at the USGS
Viterbo University environmental biology major Paxton Smith is working at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) this summer. He took over the viterbosnaps Snapchat account to highlight his experience.