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Biology (BS)

Bachelor of Science


A Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Concordia St. Paul empowers students via science programming that offers a wide range of career paths. Exploration of biology at the cellular and molecular level - combined with coursework in chemistry, evolutionary theory, scientific methods, and lab techniques - provide launching points for careers that can have a profound impact on society.


Course Length

54-57 Credits


On Campus


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CSP students tailor their degree program and can develop specialty skills in immunology, microbiology, physiology, and human anatomy, including access to a human cadaver lab. 

Other lab work at CSP is leading to significant scientific breakthroughs, with students leading much of the hands-on research in our state-of-the-art facilities. 

Students with biology degrees from CSP go on to careers in a wide range of fields where they apply their advanced critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and lab skills. 

Student looking into microscope during microbiology lab Student smiles and stands next to science project


Career Opportunities

Biological Technician $ 49,490

Biological technicians assist scientists with higher degrees (PhDs); working in labs to set up, run, and analyze experiments.

Biological scientists $ 89,910

Biological scientists may study a wide range of topics from ecosystems to plants to animals to genetics to biological molecules. This job may require additional schooling.

Microbiologists $ 91,840

Microbiologists study microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Medical microbiologists specifically study how pathogenic microorganisms cause disease. This job may require additional schooling.

Student Outcomes

Hannah Krieg

Brewery Microbiologist at The Lab Brewery

Sarah Kivisto

Physician Assistant (PA) Student, Bethel University

Anika Whiting

Physician Assistant (PA) Student, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Biology program advances from general and foundational studies in biology to highly focused coursework in micro-and cellular biology, chemistry (organic and biochem), calculus, statistics, and physics. 

Students then have options to learn from faculty members who have real-world area-specific expertise ranging from animal biology and microbiology to specific studies in aging, physiology, biomechanics, advanced research techniques and much more. 

CSP Biology graduates advance to careers that cross a wide spectrum of industries ranging from consumer products and packaged goods to food products, agriculture, green energy, medicine and healthcare, to countless other industries. 

Faculty members have deep expertise and real-world experience, which also helps students connect their personal interests to a wide-open array of career opportunities.

On-campus research opportunities!

Students can participate in graduate-level research as a part of their major.

In-house Study Nights

On-campus study nights run by upperclassmen, as a peer mentoring experience.

#iamscience seminars

Monthly #iamscience seminars that feature alumni, professionals in the field, and our own student researchers.

Meet Our Faculty

Mary Ann Yang, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Dr. Rachel Bergerson

Assistant Professor of Biology

Amanda Brosnahan Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology Science Department Chair

Benjamin Harrison, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Mikayla Thatcher

Assistant Professor of Biology