Biology students working in classroom lab

Biology is the study of life at every level. It helps us cure disease, understand and conserve our environment, and even solve crimes.

As a biology student at STAC, you’ll learn to apply anatomy and physiology, genetics, microbiology, and ecology to understand the world and make it a better place. You’ll also get plenty of practice in our state-of-the-art laboratories and opportunities to conduct research with our world-class biology professors. Our program provides a comprehensive curriculum, preparing students for a wide variety of opportunities in their professional careers.

Biology students can specialize in pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy, or environmental studies, obtain New York State Teacher Certification for grades 9-12, or continue on to graduate school for further professional experience. Students are strongly encouraged to conduct research with faculty or participate in an off-campus internship. We also offer a variety of study abroad opportunities to help enhance the global awareness of our students.

Program Highlights

  • Opportunities to conduct research in our state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • Small class sizes permit our talented faculty to work closely with each student.
  • Faculty advisors provide guidance to all science majors beginning freshmen year. 
  • Strong track record of our graduates gaining admittance to graduate schools and medical-related fields.


Biology majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College can choose from several dual-degree programs, which combine a B.S. degree with an advanced degree from another institution. Dual-degree programs are available in:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Podiatric medicine
  • Pharmacy
Featured Profile
Michele Beach wearing physicians assistant uniform with stethoscope around her neck
Michele Beach '13

Physician Assistant
New York-Presbyterian- Columbia University Medical Center

“The sense of community and relationships I built at STAC allowed me to grow and develop into a more confident student, giving me the tools I needed to succeed in my graduate program and career.”

Read more about Michele.



Anesthesiologist/Biomedical Engineer/Optometrist/Pediatrician/Pharmacist/Physical Therapist/Physicians Assistant/Research Scientist/Veterinarian


AVON/Bayer Corporation/Department of Homeland Security/Department of Health/Hospital for Special Surgery/White Plains Hospital