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Do you dream of curing a disease or reducing pollution? If you have a fascination with understanding how living things function, Biology is the major for you. Biology is an ever-changing field, constantly advancing our understanding the world around us. The emergence of topics such as global warming or the threat of a new disease present new opportunities for research and help us to learn more about our environment.

Our students build a strong foundation in biological, chemical, physical sciences, and mathematics. They will will also take advanced courses such as Genetics, Bioinformatics, Anatomy & Physiology, Ecology, and Microbiology. Every student has the opportunity to participate in an individualized research project with one of our accomplished professors.

Choose B.S. or B.A.
We offer both Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Biology. The B.S. is a more traditional degree that allows students to conduct deep dives into a variety of upper level science courses. The B.A. allows more flexibility for students to pursue courses in other fields for a truly interdisciplinary experience.


Students who major in Biology at St. Thomas Aquinas College can enter into several dual degree program options. These programs combine a B.S. degree with an advanced degree from another institution. Programs are available in the following areas:

  • Biology Pre-Chiropractic with Northeast College of Health Sciences (BS/DC)
  • Biology Pre-Pharmacy with Long Island University (BS/PharmD)
  • Biology Pre-Physical Therapy with New York Medical College (BS/DPT)
  • Biology Pre-Podiatric with New York Podiatric College (BS/DPM)

Biology (Grades 7-12 Certification)
Working in conjunction with the School of Education, our students take courses that prepare them to become middle and high school biology teachers at all levels.

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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.”

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Biological Research/Medicine/Physical Therapy/Chiropractic Medicine/Pharmaceutical Research/Wildlife Biology/Environmental Study/Education


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