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 welcomes the Class of  2017 Biology Majors

Recent Departmental News

  • Learn about faculty research going on in the Department.
  • McNulty Scholars graduates its first class
  • 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.
  • SJU and Lower Merion Conservancy Host Fourth Annual Stormwater Management Workshop.

    People in the news

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. Karen Snetselaar, Chair -

We look forward to seeing you here at SJU.