Biology Department

Biology Department Biology Department

What makes life work? Biologists pursue answers to the fundamental questions of the living world. 

At Saint Mary’s, we’re devoted to training the next generation of life scientists. In our diverse, tight-knit community, you’ll gain a foundational understanding of modern biology, while also exploring the historical and ethical issues integral to the field.  

You’ll have numerous opportunities to make discoveries alongside our world-renowned faculty. Our students have helped research everything from invasive species to the roots of infertility. With Saint Mary’s small class sizes and discussion-driven courses, you’ll receive plenty of personalized attention as you pursue your unique interests and aspirations.

Cell Migration and Adhesion Dynamics

student in lab coat

Summer Research Program Spotlight

Participation in the Summer Research Program is awarded through School-wide competition. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $4000, housing on campus, and a budget for supplies and expenses.

Get Involved

Discover the Science Living Learning Community, our on-campus housing exclusively for first-year STEM majors, and visit the Marie Curie STEM Center, our drop-in tutoring center that supports students in STEM courses—no appointments necessary! Or learn about Brousseau Hall, our industry-standard science facility housing the Biology, Chemistry and EES Departments.

Ameer Thompson tutoring students in the STEM Center