Biology – Program Features
Project Based Learning
Biology majors at Maryville can choose from two tracks: General Biology or Biology/Biotechnology concentration, or you can pursue a major in biochemistry or Biomedical Science. You’ll take core courses specific to your track. Our multi-faceted approach to a biology curriculum emphasizes ecology, molecular and cell biology and physiology and allows students to explore a concentration in the humanities, language or social sciences.
A degree from Maryville can help you earn acceptance into many distinguished graduate and professional studies programs in medicine, dentistry, forensics, biotechnology, environmental and health regulatory law.
Nowhere is the value of a biology degree more valuable than in St. Louis, which has become a world-class center for plant and life sciences research and development. More than 15,000 people are employed in 400 plant and life sciences companies and organizations. Employers such as Pfizer, Monsanto and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are conducting world-class research, right here in St. Louis. You could be one of them.
Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.
Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.