The Spring 2012 edition of the McKendree Science Newsletter is here!
Do you have a desire to help others?
Are you constantly curious about the world around you?
Do you want to be part of an exciting and growing discipline?
If you answered yes, then biology may be the major for you!
Biology is presently one of the most fascinating and active areas of scientific advancement. You’ll gain the confidence, skills, and experience with equipment you’ll need to work in a variety of areas, including:
• Research laboratories
You’ll also be prepared to enter graduate school in preparation for careers in research, teaching, or to pursue professional fields such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, or veterinary science.
2012-2013 Program Catalog
• Bachelor of Arts
• Bachelor of Science
Students interested in professional continuing education (medical, dental, etc.) are
encouraged to pursue the pre-professional track to ensure adequate preparation for
entrance exams and to fulfill entry level admission requirements.
• Science Education: Biology Emphasis
A minor in Biology is also offered.
Senior Thesis Program
Students spend 3 semesters working closely with faculty and their peers as they develop and execute independent research projects. At the conclusion of the sequence, students present their work at local and national conferences.
Lab and Course Requirement
Our labs and courses more than requirements, they are unique experiences.
Previous student internships include the St. Louis Zoo, World Aquarium, St. Louis Science Center and Washington University’s Genome Sequencing Center.
Your portfolios, which will highlight some of your best work, your research and your professional statements, will also serve as a valuable tool as you pursue careers and graduate programs.
Sigma Zeta Honor Society
Sigma Zeta is a national honor society that encourages and fosters the attainment of greater knowledge in the fields of science and mathematics while recognizing outstanding scholastic achievement.
Each year, faculty and student members attend the National Conference, where students are encouraged to present their independent research. This is an incredible opportunity for students to showcase your work, practice skills as scientists and interact with peers and faculty from other universities across the nation.
Meet the Faculty
Associate Professor of Biology
Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Biology