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Why Biology at St. Ambrose?

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Lewis Lab

Our newly-expanded lab space – equipped with large-screen, wall-mounted monitors – also allows one wall to serve as an expansive whiteboard.

The Biology Department at St. Ambrose University offers a stimulating and rewarding program that emphasizes learning through student-driven inquiry. Our hands-on research experiences begin in your first year and will teach you how to use the scientific method to ask questions about living systems. Test your own hypotheses at our local field site Nahant Marsh, in the lab, or even during a Study Abroad experience in destinations like Ecuador or the French Alps!

Rare Opportunities

St. Ambrose has one of the few university cadaver labs in Iowa. The opportunity to work with real human anatomical specimens is an invaluable experience, and our rigorous Anatomy and Physiology curriculum will help you build a strong background for training in health sciences.

Our lab spaces were renovated and expanded in 2013, creating a more in-depth and technology-capable learning experience. Read about it

Dedicated Faculty

The Biology Department faculty have diverse research interests and experiences, and emphasize personal attention to help you grow as an analytical thinker and critical scholar. Work one-on-one with a faculty member to investigate your interests, whether they are in molecular, microbial, ecological, human systems, or more!