Students at Marquette




Why Major in Biological Sciences?

The strength of a major in the Department of Biological Sciences is flexibility. You can concentrate on molecular biology, cell biology, or system physiology, or take a different approach by studying ecology, plant biology, or microbiology. The biological sciences department offers innovative and exciting introductory courses, and small, specialized upper-decision lecture courses.

Our courses and labs are taught by our professors, not teaching assistants, giving you access to learn science as science is practiced. In our stand alone lab courses, we pride ourselves on our student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, so all of our students learn state of the art science with hands-on laboratory experiences. Our students have access to faculty at every level of study, enabling one-on-one mentoring as your knowledgeable advisor guides you through your academic career.

With a bachelor’s degree from the Marquette University Department of Biological Sciences, you will be well prepared for medical school, graduate or professional studies, or careers in industry or government.


Curriculum Goals

Upon completing a degree in one of our majors, a student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in biology, with a deeper understanding in specific areas of interest.

  • Apply knowledge of scientific methods and experimental design to solve biological problems.

  • Use critical thinking skills in analyzing biological data, demonstrated through written and/or oral presentations.

Prospective Students

Find out more about the undergraduate experience and apply to become a Marquette student at Explore Marquette.

If you have a question about our program or want to visit us, send an e-mail to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Tom Eddinger.


Biological Sciences Department

Marquette University, Wehr Life Sciences
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P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7355