2 years in Madrid + 2 years in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
SLU-Madrid and the Department of Biology at SLU-St. Louis offer a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science and five specialized Bachelor of Science concentrations:
1) Biological Science
2) Biological Chemical and Molecular Biology
3) Cell Biology and Physiology
4) Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
5) Plant Science
You can complete the first two years of your biology degree on the Madrid Campus before transferring to the St. Louis Campus for the final two years. The academic curriculum on the two campuses is completely integrated.
In Madrid, you will work with faculty members from across the globe who are committed to excellent teaching, mentoring and scholarship. Beyond the classroom and laboratories, you will be part of an international community of students who come from as many as 65 different countries. You’ll develop your language skills, oral and written communication skills, problem-solving abilities and intercultural awareness.
Upon transfer to the St. Louis Campus, you will interact with the Missouri Botanical Garden, the St. Louis Zoological Park, the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, the Pediatric Research Institute and Cardinal Glennon Hospital.
In keeping with the Jesuit tradition of promoting the development of the whole person, the biology programs - like our other natural science programs - requires the Core Curriculum of College of Arts and Sciences. This Core provides a framework for acquiring a broad foundation of knowledge in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. At the same time, the Core fosters intellectual inquiry, ethical decision-making, and effective communication across the disciplines.
Our admission criteria are flexible in order to accommodate students coming from different educational systems.
Students who have completed their secondary education in the Spanish system must present their marks from the 3rd and 4th year of ESO as well as 1st and 2nd years of Bachillerato, and they must pass Selectividad. Additionally, we require an official academic English exam (TOEFL or IELTS).
If you have questions about the requirements for any specific educational system, please contact the Office of Admissions at: email@example.com.
Ecological Issues and Society
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Biology II Laboratory
Exercise and Health
Molecular Cellular Biology I: Cellular Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Molecular Cellular Biology II: Cellular Structure and Function
Arts and Sciences Core, which includes courses in the following areas:
Foundations of Discourse
Cultural Diversity and the European Union
Modern & Classical Language
Fine & Performing Arts
Some graduates do professional research for various agencies and corporations. Institutional research, often affiliated with private or public universities and philanthropic foundations, offers a variety of research and development opportunities.
Other employment opportunities for biology graduates include positions at museums, zoological and botanical gardens, hospitals, and various agencies. Graduates may also pursue careers in education, business, sales, and management with chemical, pharmaceutical, or scientific equipment manufacturers.
Graduate students may also carry out postgraduate studies that lead to Master of Science or Ph.D. in their field of interest.