Offered as: Bachelor, Certificate
- Environmental Science Specialization
- Molecular Biotechnology Specialization
- Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Specialization
- Pre-Health Professional Specialization
- Secondary Education Specialization
- Forensic Investigation Concentration
As a Biology student, you will share in our goals of
- familiarizing students with the process of science
- preparing students for biologically-based careers or for graduate/ professional study through an organism-focused biology curriculum
- engaging students in the quest for a life-long commitment to learning.
In the Biological sciences, the job outlook is expected to grow by 7% from 2014 to 2024. In 2014 the median annual wage for Biological science occupations was $61,450. Whether you are interested in teaching, research, or industry, there is a career in Biology for you.
As an alternative to teaching high school Biology or working in a lab or field setting, students may further their education by attending professional or medical school. We prepare students to become pre-health professionals, physician assistants, physical therapists, chiropractors, occupational therapists and many other professional occupations. Students typically complete a four year degree at Mount Aloysius College in Biology and then take the appropriate entrance exam (MCAT, GRE, etc) for their chosen field. An advisor assists students in the application process and makes sure they stay on track to reach their goals.
Research enables you to learn hands-on skills, answer scientific questions, and fulfill the scientific method.
- Do you want to identify diatoms in Abandoned Mine Drainage? We’ve got it!
- Want to measure the bone size of dinosaur fossils? We’ve got it!
- Want to understand the role of proteins in human placenta? We’ve got it!
Research is a rewarding part of your undergraduate degree.
Student Success Profile
Working with mentor Dr. Patricia Hedba, Associate Professor at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, Kris conducted research that focused on the extra cellular matrix to aid the body's repair mechanism following trauma to the trachea. He presented his findings at a formal session at the conclusion of the program.
Kris currently attends the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Meet Our Department!
Associate Academic Dean and Chairperson for Health Studies