Welcome to The Biology Department at St.Catherine University.
Our Mission is to support and encourage the potential of women in science by providing them with a research-based, rigorous, and integrated biology curriculum.
Biology majors at St. Kate's are confident, creative and critical thinkers with a deep appreciation for life and the natural world. Our rigorous program teaches core biological concepts, scientific inquiry and how to synthesize information. You discover how biology intersects with society, and you use scientific inquiry to make ethical, informed decisions and solve complex problems.
We focus on connections to other disciplines, like biotechnology and public health, and societal issues, such as conservation and environmental policy, while emphasizing lab and field experiences in original research. We also offer a unique "Biology of Women" course, addressing topics such as reproductive anatomy and physiology, genetics and sexual reproduction, exercise and nutrition.
We offer you the rare opportunity to do original research in your first year — an experience to launch you on your career path. Working in small groups, students write a proposal (often tied to their own interests), design and conduct their experiments, collect and analyze data — and then present the results. One group examined the effects of the retention basin at the residence halls near our woods on campus.