Biology &
Health Sciences

Biology and Health

Biology & Health Sciences

Whether your professional goal is to be a doctor, biological scientist, veterinarian, occupational therapist or dentist, Lourdes University's biology major is the first critical step in achieving your dreams. As biology majors, students develop their critical thinking skills in processing a vast amount of information ranging from molecular to environmental areas of basic research. In addition, graduates understand the impact of their decisions on their personal welfare as well as the earth around them.

Students can join student organizations such as Future Doctors of America.

Degrees & Programs


Biology is the perfect career choice for those interested in preparing for medical or dental school, veterinary medicine, or graduate studies in various biological sciences. Biological scientists focus on the study of living organisms, and their relationship with the environment we live in. Specialized areas of concentration for the biological scientist include microbiology, zoology, botany, biochemistry and biotechnology.

Environmental Science

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary study of human interactions with the environment. It combines the information from different biological and physical science fields in order to understand the impact of technology on the natural environment and the implications for the future survival of the planet.

An environmental science degree can be used as a stepping-stone for advanced study to become an environmental scientist or public policy advocate. A degree can also lead to varied professional opportunities in industry, government, consulting companies, and non-profit advocacy organizations.

Health Sciences

The health science courses are designed to promote the development of health, wellness, physical fitness, and the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit. Health science courses are designated with HTW or PED. To realize our potential, we must understand that everything we feel, think, and believe has an effect on our degree of wellness. We can help this integration process by recognizing that our physical condition is a reflection of our present spiritual and emotional states. Students are able to investigate health and life from six dimensions: physical, psychological, social, intellectual, environmental, and spiritual. A student pursuing a bachelor’s degree may choose to pursue a minor in Health and Wellness.


Department of Biology & Health Sciences
MAH Room 210 A


Biology Advisor