Biology, B.A.

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Biology, B.A.

Saint Louis University
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  • 126
  • Campus
  • Bachelor
  • 4 years


Saint Louis University's biology program offers courses that emphasize concepts over facts and aim to provide a foundation for careers in the life sciences, health professions, K-12 education and advanced post-graduate study in a broad variety of disciplines. The B.A. in biology degree at Saint Louis University provides maximum flexibility in selecting upper-division courses and is favored by students seeking to have double majors.

  • SLU's biology program is enriched by interactions with the School of Medicine, Missouri Botanical Garden, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Saint Louis Zoo, as well as a growing number of St. Louis-based life science companies. Research experiences and internships provide students with opportunities to study biology beyond the classroom.
  • The Department of Biology has a field station that provides unique opportunities for students to explore ecology, conservation and environmental science in an Ozark forest ecosystem. The field station offers students opportunities to take a summer class, conduct undergraduate research and participate in a semester-long program of field biology coursework.
  • Biology students at SLU are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities. Groups such as Beta Beta Beta, the biology honorary society, and Alpha Epsilon Delta, the pre-professional honor society, are social and academic organizations that further students’ interest in biology while exposing them to its relationship with other scientific disciplines.

Admission Requirements

All admission policies and requirements for domestic students apply to international students along with the following:

  • Demonstrate English Language Proficiency
  • Proof of financial support must include:
    • A letter of financial support from the person(s) or sponsoring agency funding the time at Saint Louis University
    • A letter from the sponsor's bank verifying that the funds are available and will be so for the duration of study at the University
  • Academic records, in English translation, of students who have undertaken postsecondary studies outside the United States must include the courses taken and/or lectures attended, practical laboratory work, the maximum and minimum grades attainable, the grades earned or the results of all end-of-term examinations, and any honors or degrees received. WES and ECE transcripts are accepted.

Courses Units

You need to complete 126 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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  1. Graduates will be able to effectively apply core biological concepts to solve problems.
  2. Graduates will be able to critically evaluate scientific information from multiple sources, including that from the primary literature.
  3. Graduates will be able to apply biological principles to global societal issues.
  4. Graduates will be able to draw valid conclusions from quantitative data.
  5. Graduates will be able to formulate hypotheses that address research questions.
  6. Graduates will be able to correctly perform common laboratory and/or field techniques.

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