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Bachelor of Science

Overview

A Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Concordia University, St. Paul empowers you to choose from a wide variety 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.

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Course Length

54-57 Credits

Location

On Campus

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Tailor your degree program to your passions and develop specialty skills in immunology, microbiology, physiology, and human anatomy- including access to a human cadaver lab. 

Lab work at CSP is leading to significant scientific breakthroughs, with students leading much of the hands-on research in our cutting-edge facilities.

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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.

CAREER SUPPORT

The support system you’ll enjoy at CSP continues far past the day you receive your diploma. Our Office of Career Development helps students and alumni find meaningful work through job & internship assistance, networking opportunities, interview prep, and much more.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS

CSP was ranked in the Top 10 “Career Ready” Institutions & Top 10 “Career Ready” Feedback for First-Generation College Students in the 2021 SkillSurvey Career Readiness.

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The Bachelor of Science in Biology program advances beyond general and foundational studies into 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 area-specific expertise 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 spectrum of industries ranging from consumer products and packaged goods to food products, agriculture, green energy, medicine and healthcare, to countless other industries.

With a biology degree from CSP, you’ll explore endless scientific possibilities – and maybe even discover some new ones.

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.

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.

Student Outcomes

CSP graduates are leaders and trailblazers. Meet some of our alumni below and see how they’re shaping the world.

Hannah Krieg

Brewery Microbiologist at The Lab Brewery

Dezaray White

Microbiologist at Medtronic

Adam Hildebrandt

Dental Student at the University of Minnesota

MEET OUR FACULTY

Our world-class faculty use their decades of experience to nurture your success from the first day of class all the way to graduation— and beyond.

Rachel Bergerson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Amanda Brosnahan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Benjamin Harrison, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Mikayla Thatcher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Myrna Rezcallah, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology