Help people take control of their health as a doctor, dentist, physician assistant or physical therapist. Provide compassionate care to animals as a veterinarian.

Major Roadmap

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

Biology BS Major Guide

Biology BA Major Guide

Educate the next generation as a science teacher. Conduct valuable research that advances our understanding of the natural environment and the development of lifesaving drugs.

As a Biology major, you’ll learn the fundamental principles of biology at work in genes, cells, organ systems and even ecosystems. Then direct your studies toward a career in the health professions, research, industry, public health or teaching. Choose from courses in molecular biology, cellular biology, developmental biology, microbiology, neurobiology, zoology, botany, ecology or other fields.

Conduct research using state-of-the-art equipment and light-filled labs in the John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center — or the Ashe juniper-covered hills of Wild Basin Creative Research Center in West Austin, a nature preserve managed by St. Edward’s. And present your discoveries at academic conferences, where you’ll network with other scientists and connect with even more opportunities.

What do our graduates do?

Biology majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Scientist at AstraZeneca, after earning a PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Data scientist at St. David’s HealthCare, after earning a Master of Public Health from Yale University
  • Senior digital strategy consultant for Health, Life Science and Fitness at Ernst & Young
  • Director of the Americas at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Global Affairs
  • Consulting analyst at the global consulting firm Accenture
  • Regulatory affairs specialist at Becton, Dickinson and Co.
  • Graduate students at the University of Notre Dame, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Saint Louis University, DePaul University, Wake Forest University and the University of California Davis

Alumni Go Full On

Alumni Go Full On

Professors and research made the difference for Biology major Leon A. Venegas ’10. Read how he took what he learned at St. Edward’s to become a scientist at AstraZeneca in Washington, D.C.