BiologyBachelor of Arts

Why study Biology at Gustavus?

As a Biology major you will investigate living systems' structure, function, and response—from molecules to genes, and multicellular organisms to populations and ecosystems. You will gain hands-on training in integrated lab experiences, have abundant research opportunities, develop quantitative analysis skills, and sharpen your scientific reasoning.

Course Examples

Every year, Gustavus faculty teach more than 1,800 courses - you'll be able to choose what interests you. Maybe one of these courses from Biology will be on your class schedule.

  • BIO 374Genetics
  • BIO-372Animal Behavior
  • BIO-245Conservation Biology
  • BIO-370Ecology
Dr. Pamela Kittelson, Biology and Environmental Studies

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Dr. Pamela Kittelson, Biology and Environmental Studies

What can I do with a degree in Biology?

The Biology major is adaptable - and valuable - leading to many different fields and fulfilling careers. Here are a few popular paths, but a Gustavus degree can take you anywhere.

  • Healthcare
  • Immunology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Agriculture
  • Science Policy
  • Ecologist
$54,758
Average salary 5 years post graduation Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer from the U.S. Census Bureau
11:1  Student to Faculty Ratio
72  Majors
100%  of courses taught by faculty members
15  pre-professional programs in a wide variety of disciplines

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