Biology is the study of life in all of its variety and complexity. Biologists approach the study of life at levels ranging from molecular biology and physiology to ecology and evolution. Students of biology must each find the unique niche within this diverse field that best suits her or his passions.
Why Biology at SFU?
Students First. The Biology Program at SFU is designed with the uniqueness of each student in mind. Our department provides customizable degree programs and personal academic advising by biology faculty.
Small Class Sizes, a tight-knit community of students, and opportunities for students to engage in novel research with faculty mentors.
High Success Rates. Many of our graduates go on to graduate schools and professional schools, while others use their bachelor degree to pursue careers in research, education, wildlife management, medical laboratories, as well as aquaria and zoos.
Biology Department Learning Objectives
While completing their degrees in the Saint Francis University Biology program, our students achieve the following learning objectives:
Employ the scientific method, including the use of discipline-specific techniques, to discover and validate biological knowledge.
Demonstrate scientific literacy through reading, writing, presenting, and discussing research.
Demonstrate knowledge of how atoms and molecules interact to permit the function of living systems, and how cells sense, control, and respond to stimuli in their environments.
Demonstrate knowledge of molecular genetics and how this leads to the expression and inheritance of traits.
Explain how organisms reproduce and develop, how their anatomical structure permits function, how they maintain internal conditions, and how they sense and respond to external stimuli, across the full range of biological diversity.
Describe how evolution by natural selection explains the unity and diversity of life on earth, and articulate how organisms interact at the population, community, and ecosystem levels.
Why Study Biology?
Biologists are inquisitive professionals who seek to learn about the nature of life. Do you enjoy learning about animals or plants? Do you wonder how organisms in the field interact with their neighbors and their surroundings? Do you want to use hi-tech laboratory equipment to learn about the world of molecules and cells that lie within each us? Do you love all of the sciences? Biologists use tools from physics, chemistry, psychology, and even economics when trying to explain and understand the structure and function of living things.
Undergraduate Application Process & Requirements
Here is the link for the free application: https://www.francis.edu/Apply-Now/
Send your evaluated transcripts through any of the member organizations of the
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) such as SpanTran
Applicants are required to submit scores from either the SAT I, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS. Use the codes below to have your official scores sent:
SAT code #2797
ACT code #3682