Rooted in our Catholic, Jesuit educational tradition, the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual heart of the university, where you'll study questions that are just as relevant today as they were centuries ago. The college features more than 30 majors, but you won't be just a number in biological sciences. Students are the heart of the program, which means you'll be able to take full advantage of the resources offered, whether it's in the classroom, laboratory, advising or career planning.
Our faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and research. They are interested in producing leaders of conscience through the teacher-scholar model. Our department conducts research in cutting edge areas of science in developmental/cell biology, neurophysiology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, ecology, and molecular biology. Our faculty provide students with a model for critical thinking where students are taught to observe, evaluate and solve problems. Stand-alone lab courses and research allows our students to go beyond the textbook and interact with current issues in biology.