The intricacies of life reveal a vast world of science and discovery. At SVSU, that world is yours for the exploring. SVSU biology classes are small and focused, so you receive the benefit of personalized instruction and training throughout your college experience. Our 18 full-time faculty are committed to deeply engaging students and providing a welcoming and supportive environment for academic research and professional development. The road to your Cardinal discoveries starts when you take the first step and apply.
James Polega carries a deep passion for science, as well as a commitment to improve human life. Now a medical student, James spent his undergraduate career at SVSU researching the Neem seed and the oil it secretes. That research initiative directly impacted the lives of women in Ghana and their upward mobility; that’s a story James holds with pride and always will.
SVSU’s biology program offers a strong foundation in biology, chemistry and physics courses as well as a comprehensive set of advanced biology courses with a specialized bent towards medical content and research. Life as a biology major includes labs, in-class instruction and fieldwork. We’ll give you a competitive and comprehensive education to prepare you for wherever your career leads.
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From department offerings such as Biology Club and the Health Professions Association to academic placement programs including the medical scribes partnership with Covenant HealthCare Hospital, SVSU provides ample opportunities for you to get involved on campus and beyond. Apply course material to the real-world experiences that matter to you. Learn more about our student experiences.
Whether you are eager to bring the wonder of biology to a classroom or the ingenuity of biology to the operating room, the biology department at SVSU provides a pathway to the career you imagine. Explore all of the career options available to a biology major for yourself.