The Department of Biology provides the student with opportunities to obtain a broad foundation of biological knowledge and to pursue the study of a particular area of biology through upper-division coursework and mentored research. The curriculum is based strongly in the sciences of biology, chemistry and physics, within the context of the critical and analytic skills derived from the liberal arts core.
The department offers instruction, mentoring and research opportunities that serve a variety of students. Faculty in the department are committed to teaching, maintain active research programs involving students, and have a broad range of expertise in sub-disciplines of biology.
Interested in teaching grade 7-12 biology?
At St. Bonaventure you have two paths to initial certification:
- Earn your Bachelor of Science in biology while completing requirements for initial certification as a biology teacher in grades 7-12. Learn more.
- Earn your Bachelor of Science in adolescent education with a concentration in biology, which also completes the requirements for initial certification as a biology teacher in grades 7-12. Learn more.
The Department of Biology offers a B.S. in biology, a B.S. in biology with grades 7-12 teaching certification, and a minor in biology.
Bachelor of Science in biology
The major in biology provides the student a broad foundation of biological knowledge and a deeper study of a particular area of biology through upper-division coursework and mentored research.
Degree requirements and a four-year plan for the biology major
Bachelor of Science in biology with teaching certification
Earn a Bachelor of Science in biology while completing all requirements for initial New York state certification to teach biology in grades 7-12.
Program details and requirements
For non-majors, the biology minor provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of biology to aid in the understanding of their major fields.
Requirements for the biology minor
Interested in biochemistry?
The Biology Department also offers a B.S. in biochemistry. To learn more, visit the Biochemistry Program.