College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Biology

Welcome to the Department of Biology

Welcome to the home page for the Biology Program at Saint Joseph’s University. Please follow the links on the left to learn more about us. The Department is located in the Science Center, in the main SJU campus, on the Philadelphia side of City Avenue.

The cornerstone of our educational philosophy is involving students in scientific research. The department has a long and productive history of student research and many students, both undergraduate and graduate, present their work at regional, national and international meetings each year. Many of our graduates enter schools of the health professions, graduate schools for M.S. or Ph.D. degrees, K-12 education, or industry jobs.


The Biology Department congratulates the Class of 2014 Biology Majors
Class of 2014


and welcomes the Class of 2018!

Important imformation for incomming students is available here

Recent Departmental News

  • SJU and Lower Merion Conservancy Host Fourth
    Annual Stormwater Management Workshop.
  • Biology Professor Christina King-Smith wins
    prestigious 2014 Tenglemann teaching award
  • Department bids farewell to retiring, beloved
    Professor Paul Tefft, welcomes Dr. Matt Nelson this Fall
  • The Department thanks outgoing Chair Dr. Karen Snetselaar for her outstanding service
    and welcomes incoming chair Dr. Christina King-Smith.


Faculty and Student Research



Biology and Biologists in the News



Departmental Links



Biology Major in the Spotlight: Maria Galassi '14


If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by any of the following ways:

Phone: 610-660-1820
FAX: 610-660-1832
E-mail: Dr. Christina King-Smith, Chair -
We look forward to seeing you here at SJU.