Exploring Life and Science, Naturally
Concordia’s biology major provides a unique hands-on approach to science that permeates all course work. Students develop strong connections with PhD biologists, all of whom have had substantial experience in scientific research and are anxious to share that experience with students. Whether you are planning to become a medical doctor, dentist, physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, molecular biologist, ecologist, field biologist, or researcher, the curriculum of our biology major will challenge you to learn by doing, becoming an active creator of new knowledge.
Our graduates tell us that our challenging curriculum served them well and put them ahead of the curve in their graduate programs, helping them excel in medical schools, dental schools, doctor of physical therapy programs, and many other graduate programs in the biological sciences or allied health fields. We encourage you to come be a part of this exciting area of study.
When it comes to laboratory research, Concordia puts you front and center right from the start. Our three new labs greatly enhance the ability of Concordia students and faculty to do pioneering research on campus, expanding the ability for student research in tissue culture, analytical chemistry, and biology. And a new $20,000 fluorescent microscope makes it possible to perform high-end biological research.
- Recent state-of-the-art laboratory renovations improved and expanded the analytical chemistry lab, cell culture lab, and the biology research lab
- A biology degree is the perfect stepping stone for medical school, dental school, physician’s assistant school and other medical fields, as well as veterinary medicine
- Career opportunities include physical therapy, biological research, environmental science, forestry, ecology, neuroscience, genetics, and more
“Working in the lab at Concordia allowed me to be ahead of many of my colleagues who didn’t have as many lab-based classes. I was well-prepared to accomplish a thesis in cancer research and work in a clinical lab, providing results that doctors use every day to make decisions about patient care.” – Shalina Morris ‘09