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.
Congratulations to our Class of 2013 Biology Graduates
Recent Departmental News
- Keep up with all of the latest news in the inaugural issue of our departmental newsletter "The Turtle"
- Information for incoming and first-year students including B.E.A.G.L.E. and Phage Safari
- For information on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Science Education Grant to the Biology and Physics departments, click here.
- Biology Department organizes and hosts Philadelphia School District teacher training workshop on stormwater issues.
People in the news
- Department Faculty working on sustainable water filtration.
- Department Alumna returns to present McNulty Scholar lecture.
- The Biology Department will once again be offering the B.E.A.G.L.E. program this Summer for incoming first year students. Junior Maura Southwell talks about her experience in the program.
- SJU Microbiologist receives Carski Award from the American Society for Microbiology more information
Programs in the news
- Saint Joseph's University hosts the second of two conferences on Stormwater Management as part of a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy
- Saint Joseph's students celebrate another successful year of partnering with Philadelphia elementary schools on science education. More Information
- First and second year students can get 6-week paid summer interships through a NSF Noyce grant. More information
- Future science teachers can receive tuition scholarships through an award from the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Scholarship program. More information
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by any of the following ways:
E-mail: Dr. Karen Snetselaar, Chair - email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you here at SJU.