Choose Your Path
Thomas More offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Medical Laboratory Science, as well as Associate of Arts degrees in Biology or Gerontology. Biology majors choose to specialize in either cellular/molecular biology, organismic biology or environmental/evolutionary biology. Medical Laboratory Science majors spend three years at Thomas More training to work in laboratories and a fourth year interning at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, where more than one million laboratory tests are done each year. No matter what direction you choose, Thomas More can help you achieve your career goals.
All of your courses, including labs, will be taught by full-time (or occasionally part-time) faculty - not by graduate students.
We emphasize "hands-on" learning. Eight of the 10 required biology courses have a lab component.
We encourage students to develop a broad scientific base of knowledge and skills by requiring biology majors to take chemistry and physics courses.
"Real Life" Applications
You will have many opportunities to learn practical applications of your newly acquired skills and knowledge through co-op, independent study and research opportunities.
New! Marine Biology Track
Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, Biology majors who would like to pursue the field of Marine Biology can choose to take the Marine Biology Track. This will prepare them for graduate work or future careers in the field of Marine Biology. Thomas More College is the only institution in Kentucky offering this type of program. Dr. Chris Lorentz is working on a partnership with the Newport Aquarium and the WAVE Foundation in conjunction with this program to join the quality educational offerings of Thomas More College with a nationally ranked aquarium allows for unique opportunities in both directions.
Classes will be taught on Thomas More College's main campus, at the Biology Field Station and at the Newport Aquarium. Students will have the unique opportunity to conduct hands-on research with sharks, penguins and all of the other marine organisms onsite.
Interested in forensic science? Thomas More offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Biology that you could pursue after completing your core biology courses. Fascinated by aquatic biology? The Thomas More Biology Field Station is located on the shores of the Ohio River just minutes from campus and features classrooms, research labs, eight houses and a fleet of research boats. Want to earn while you learn? Co-op positions at nationally recognized facilities such as the Wood Hudson Research Facility are available to qualified students. Want to go one step beyond? Participate in undergraduate research. Join extracurricular activities such as the Biology Club and the Beta Beta Beta Honor Society. Take advantage of these opportunities to enhance your Thomas More biology degree.
What You Will Learn
- Analytical thinking skills
- Techniques appropriate to the study of living things.
- Concepts of biological structures and processes.
- Effective communication of scientific data and concepts.
For more information, contact:
K. Siobhan Barone
Department of Biology
Thomas More College