BIOLOGY (B.A. or B.S.)

Why Study Biology at St. Andrews?


At St. Andrews students in biology receive a comprehensive well-rounded education covering the fundamentals of the subject. The B.S. degree is ideal for students seeking admission to medical or veterinary programs or graduate study in biology. Students receive a scientific education focusing on biology, but featuring other sciences as well. The B.A. degree requires fewer total science credits, and is tailored for those students interested in professions such as teaching biology, wildlife management, and environmental management.

St. Andrews biology graduates have continued professional studies at UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina State, Wake Forest University, Louisiana State University, Clemson, Emory, Virginia Tech, Colorado State University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, University of Kentucky, UNC Wilmington, University of Wisconsin, and Walter Reed Army Hospital.

“The science department is a family, opening doors to opportunities you never imagined, all while working from the comfort of the most unique laboratory set up.” ~ Ashley Derrer ’18

SAU biology student presenting their research.

Career Opportunities

  • Allied Health Fields
  • Biotechnology Industries
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Medical School
  • Pharmacy School
  • Physical Therapy School
  • Veterinary School
  • Wildlife Management



Friday Science

Sponsored by Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society








NC Science Olympiad

The national Science Olympiad began at St. Andrews in 1974. Over 200 middle school students come to campus for rigorous academic hands-on competitions in biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology. Assisting with this fun competition gives St. Andrews students the opportunity to gain experience and build their resumé.

Every March.  Click Here to learn more.

Click Here to learn more about the Biology Curriculum

Click Here to learn more about the Biology with a Specialization in Equine Science

If you have any questions about our biology program, email Dr. John Knesel