Students are at the center of the Biology Program at Waldorf University. Through carefully planned classes and activities, students develop their ability to think critically and scientifically. They also develop a heightened sense of curiosity: the basic attribute that drives science. Students are provided many opportunities to conduct scientific research, which helps prepare them to obtain prestigious internships and participate in cutting-edge research. Finally, students regularly present their research at scientific meetings where they network with professionals from other universities and agencies. About 90% of our graduates are accepted into graduate programs at major university, medical and other professional programs, or jobs in the biological sciences.

  • Benefits of the Waldorf University Biology Program include:
  • Conducting independent research projects with faculty members (topics include cancer, muscular dystrophy, oral microbiology, developmental biology, physiological ecology of amphibians, conservation biology)
  • Attending research conferences to present research and network with¬†other professionals
  • Opportunities to participate in summer research internships within institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, Iowa State University, The University of Iowa, North Dakota State University, Florida Water Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Iowa Department of Natural Resources or the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
  • Become part of a family of scientifically-minded individuals
  • Membership in national biology honor society, Beta Beta Beta and our campus Biology Club
  • 90% placement rate in professional and graduate programs

Participants could also receive a scholarship through the Pillars Program.