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.

Incoming Students: learn more about B.E.A.G.L.E. and Phage Safari opportunities for first-year students


Field Trip Group Picture

Prof. Fingerut's Invertebrate Zoology and Prof. McRobert's Ecology Class joint field trip to Wallops Island



Recent Departmental News




Faculty and Student Research



Biology and Biologists in the News

  • Congratulations to Jon Morris '75 on being named the inaugural Ernest F. Rosato (SJU '58) – William Maul Measey Professor of Surgical Education at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Biology graduate's service in Ghana
  • Biology student overcomes adversity and heads to medical school
  • Biology professor named "Top Prof" by SJU students



Departmental Links



Biology Major in the Spotlight: Maria Galassi '14


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. Christina King-Smith, Chair -
We look forward to seeing you here at SJU.