The Biology Major at Avila
Avila University’s biology program provides a broad base in the biological sciences, from microbiology to organismal biology to ecology and global systems. An understanding of fundamental theory and research will ground your studies. Direct collaborations between faculty and students equip graduates with the breadth and depth of understanding necessary to excel in numerous professional fields.
Our two-semester senior research or internship experience will provide you with invaluable time in the laboratory. You’ll benefit from hands-on attention working side-by-side with our highly accomplished faculty. Numerous seniors have been vital researchers for published scientific studies in renowned journals — vital for entry into graduate school.
Are you interested in biology?
Be Prepared for Your Career
Incoming first year students are guaranteed access to an internship or research experience before graduation. Avila students have completed hands-on learning experiences at:
- The University of Kansas Medical Center
- Missouri Department of Conservation
- Johnson County (KS) Forensic Science Lab
“Currently, I work for Trinity Biotech, which is a production company for HPLC instruments and things like that of that nature and then point-of-care devices, too. I fell in love with both sciences [chemistry and biology] and just merged the two.”Marlon Jones ’21
Avila Biology graduates are pursuing careers as:
- Health Administrators
- Environmental Researchers
- Civil Designers
Avila Biology graduates are working at:
- Bald Head Island Conservancy
- Kiewit Engineering
Choose your Concentration
Designed for students interested in careers in medical research, healthcare, education, communications, wildlife management, conservation, public service, environmental law, and academic science.
Ecology & Environmental Science
Designed for students interested in careers in wildlife management, conservation, public service, environmental law, and academic science.
Designed for students interested in careers in veterinary medicine and related fields. Students of sufficiently high academic standing who wish to pursue competitive careers in academia, medicine, or industry are encouraged to consider the honors track.
Transferring to Avila?
We work with you to make the most of your transfer credits so you’re on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
An Environment to Enhance your Education
Hooley-Bundschu Learning Commons
This is not your mother’s library. State-of-the-art study rooms, public computers, tutoring, and access to 50,000+ books and millions of articles await you.
Guaranteed Research Opportunity
All first-year undergraduate students in all majors are guaranteed an internship or research experience.
Close to Everything Kansas City
At Avila you’re only 15 minutes from world-class museums, historical landmarks, and centers of culture, commerce, and industry.
Find Your Mentor
Avila’s faculty will challenge you, inspire you, and become more than just another teacher.
“I wouldn’t be in medical school if it hadn’t been for my biology professors pushing me to my greatest ability, and their constant encouragement throughout the way.”Taylor Lind / 2015