Department of Biology | Mount St. Joseph University
Bees on a honey comb.

The Department of Biology blends knowledge of basic scientific processes with an appreciation of the phenomenon of life.

The Biology Department offers a strong hands-on curriculum that starts with foundational courses followed by specialized courses to give our graduates a competitive edge for advanced studies or employment in the biological sciences. Students in the Department may also engage in faculty-directed research, travel abroad, or a co-op in the biological sciences.

We offer an impressive selection of courses including Animal Behavior, Embryology, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Ecology, Genetics, Evolution, Entomology, Marine Biology and Pathophysiology.  Discover the secrets of life at Mount St. Joseph!

Degrees Offered 

The Department of Biology offers degrees in Biology and Biomedical Science, and minors in Biology and Forensic Science.



Photo of Gene Kritsky Gene Kritsky

Dean of Behavioral and Natural Sciences, Professor

Photo of Andrew Rasmussen Andrew Rasmussen

Chair, Associate Professor

Photo of Elizabeth Murray Elizabeth Murray