Biology is the study of how living things work, interact and evolve. Today, biology students focus on an increased understanding about the natural world and how to address issues regarding worldwide concerns.

The Department of Biology introduces students to both classical and contemporary areas of science. Because Biology is such a vast science, with a variety of sub-sciences, such as microbiology, botany and zoology, it offers inherent flexibility to students. Work environments are also varied: museums, schools, government agencies, research laboratories, botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums, companies and hospitals are a few of the places where biology majors at Catholic University can thrive.

Our students have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty members and classmates. Lab research enables students to think critically, work as a team, and communicate research findings. Before graduation, some students even get the chance to present their research at national and international conferences or co-author a scholarly research article.

Biology students graduate with the following marketable skills:

  • Operate scientific equipment
  • Information handling and organization
  • Curiosity and creativity
  • Statistical awareness
  • Numerical computation
  • Problem solving
  • Technical skills
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical and quantitative abilities