A major in biology is designed as preparation for graduate study; for professional schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and other health-related professions; for employment as a biologist in government or industry; or for a teaching career. Biology courses are writing and reading intensive. Biology majors earn credits from life and physical sciences that explore both facts and epistemologies employed by scientists. As a result, biology majors are not required to take the two Scientific Perspective courses. The final grade for courses composed of a lecture and a laboratory section will be a composite of the two as determined by the course syllabus.
Because success in the sciences depends on a strong foundation in mathematics, biology and environmental science majors are advised to follow course sequences tied to their math placement. The course sequences for biology, environmental science, and medical technology majors are available from Math and Science Department academic advisors and are also on the Saint Leo University website.