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Biology

Why Westminster?


Westminster College will teach you, as a biology major, to understand, interpret, and manipulate biological processes and organisms, and we will educate you to rise as a leader.

Enjoy study and research in our state-of-the-art Coulter Science Center, including an anatomy lab for full human cadaveric dissection — one of few available at an undergraduate college or university.

Through lab and field work, plus group-related and independent projects, you will graduate with the diverse skills and knowledge you need to excel. Join a long legacy of Westminster's biology graduates who are now successful doctors and researchers.

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Anatomy Lab


Learn through hands-on human cadaveric dissection
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Make the Most of Your Major


Engage in off-campus activities. The Biology Department regularly sponsors summer research trips to such locations as Belize, Kenya, Peru and Ecuador (including the famed Galapagos Islands).

Do independent research, and enjoy a wide range of intern opportunities. Enjoy presenting your research data at regional and national conferences as well as Westminster’s own Undergraduate Scholars’ Forum.

 
Westminster prepared me for the type of multidisciplinary work I do, challenged me to think outside the box, and taught me how to deal with intense challenges on a daily basis.

Dr. Jamie Spurrier Kondis ’02

Attending physician in child abuse pediatrics, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

At Westminster


  • Explore the excitement of new discoveries and shape creativity and critical reasoning skills while appreciating the complexity and ecological significance of various life forms and biological processes.
  • Use innovative ideas, existing research and coordinated research to improve human health, food supply and the environment.
  • Start your path to a career within the life sciences, health professions, or allied health fields.

Where Our Grads & Interns Go


  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • SIUE School of Pharmacy
  • MU, veterinary medicine
  • BerkleyMed, data analyst
  • UMKC School of Pharmacy
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • St. Louis Zoo
  • Sigma Aldrich, chemist
  • Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources
  • Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • and more
 

Contact Your Professor


Dr. Jeff Mayne Jeff.Mayne@westminster-mo.edu (573) 592-5272
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