Preparing students for careers in the health professions, environmental science, teaching and research, the Biology Department at OLLU follows the mission of the Sisters of Divine Providence who founded the university over 100 years ago. The goal of our faculty is to help students reach their goals. In our classes, which are limited to 24 students, we get to know each student personally offering him or her the help they need to succeed.
Faculty and students share the work and the fun that goes with learning. We take pride in the fact that we have up-to-date labs in which undergraduates do their learning, and that give them hands-on experience with instrumentation that, at other schools, might be reserved for graduate students. We also offer many opportunities for undergraduate research. Course work can lead to either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
Biology students go on to enter the work force directly for employers like Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, the University of Texas Health Science Center, Brooks Air Force Base, Ilex Oncology, South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority. Other graduates go on to professional schools in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, clinical laboratory science and cytogenetics. A large number of our graduates select graduate school studying biochemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience, toxicology or cellular and molecular biology.
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