Loyola University Maryland

Department of Biology

Interdisciplinary Majors

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Interdisciplinary Majors

Interdisciplinary majors allow students to combine interests in two different disciplines. This enables students to individualize their curriculum and helps to prepare them for our interdisciplinary world. Disciplines recently combined with biology in this way include communications, economics, forensic studies, history, mathematics, philosophy, sociology, Spanish, theology, psychology, and writing. It is possible, however, to combine biology with many other disciplines. The general biology requirements for an interdisciplinary major (unless specified by targeted programs) are as follows:

  • BL118/BL119, BL121/BL126, BL201/BL202
  • Three biology electives (200-level or higher).
  • Two biology electives (300-level or higher).
  • Two courses from CH, CS, MA/ST, or PH. These courses must be those typically by biology majors.

Pre-Health Fields

Students interested in a career in health fields such as medical, veterinary or dental should visit the Pre-Health website.

Andrew Schoeffield
Faculty

Drew Schoeffield, Ph.D.

This biology professor—and Loyola alumnus—specializes in microbiology, and aims to create a community of scholars at his alma mater

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Academics

Women in STEM at Loyola University

Women in STEM find a strong support system at Loyola—from female faculty leaders and fellow students to mentorship, clubs, and initiatives aimed at preparing women and minorities for STEM careers