Santa Clara University

Biology department

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green-tomatoes-400dpi_1Students in the Biology program benefit from a wide range of educational experiences in the classroom, the laboratory, the field and in the tropics. Classes also focus on the ethics of modern biology and the recognition of key issues that arise in the curriculum.

The biology major prepares students for challenging careers in the areas of biotechnology, education, health, and research.

Excellent academic advising, dedicated mentoring, and outstanding instruction demonstrate the Biology department's commitment to the students' intellectual and personal development. The University has implemented a new Core Curriculum beginning in 2009.

Interested in Study Abroad? Great programs exist for science students!

Students share their experiences working directly with professors in undergraduate research.

Biology Students learn about the scientific basis of life through rigorous courses and extensive laboratory work... view Stories from Biology majors and alumni.

Participation in the faculty's active research programs
further enhances this experience.


3rd graders from Delphi Academy Elementary unloaded over 1700 items of donated food weighing in at over 1000 pounds. Good job guys!

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