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  • Course Delivery
  • Total Credits
  • Yearly Tuition
  • Duration
    4 Years

Program Overview

This major is suited for those who desire to enter a variety of fields, including biological research, medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science.

The biology program includes a course sequence that covers the hierarchical organization of living systems molecule, organelle, cell, tissue, organ system, individual organism, population, community, and ecosystem. The program includes a sequence of courses intended to develop an approach to independent study through an experience in biological research. Biology majors who wish to enter specific fields can choose from a variety of electives to satisfy their needs and interests.

Career Options
Students graduating from Saint Mary's with a degree in biology are prepared for professional positions as biological scientists, clinical laboratory technologists, dentists, forensic scientists, medical doctors, medical scientists, science technicians, secondary teachers, and veterinarians.

Taking Classes
This residential, four-year program is offered on our Winona Campus with daytime classes and a full student life experience.

Course Information

Study general and advanced biology, general and organic chemistry, including a wide range of courses with labs designed to provide students a strong foundation in research.

For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A completed application. Saint Mary's has an online application and also accepts the Common Application.
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. Official test scores - ACT, SAT, or Classic Learning tests are accepted.
  4. An essay or brief personal statement. In 250 words or fewer, please tell us about: a significant experience you've had, an accomplishment or risk you have taken, a person who has made a difference in your life, a topic of concern to you, or anything else you think would help us learn more about you. You can also choose to submit a graded paper or write something new!
  5. Letters of recommendation are optional.
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Key Dates

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $37,650 Per Year


Activity fee:$170
Technology fee:$380
Laundry fee:$80

The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

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