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Become a highly skilled biologist

The 21st century is being called the “Age of Biotechnology,” as new technologies are developed and marketed to deliver life-saving techniques, agricultural products, cost-effective energy, and a cleaner environment.

Are you interested in medical research, healthcare, the study of the environment, or the preservation of forests and wildlife? As these fields of study assume a higher national and international priority, the need for highly skilled biologists is escalating.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) CATALYST scholarship at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) recognizes students who have a vision for a career in STEM. Open to first-year applicants of biology, chemistry, and biochemistry, ten students will be selected to receive an annual scholarship . This renewable scholarship includes access to early departmental advisement, academic support, mentored-research, coursework in scientific writing, and career networking opportunities.

New Britain High School Visits USJ

By sdostaler | May 24, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes On March 26, 2019, New Britain High School visited the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) as part of their Educator’s Rising (EdRising) partnership. Hosted by USJ’s departments of Education and Biology, the University held a variety of sessions to welcome students to campus. When they were on campus, they met key faculty who shared their

Students Recognized at 2019 TriBeta Conference

By sdostaler | May 2, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute University of Saint Joseph (USJ) undergraduate Biology students traveled to Hofstra University for the annual Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) NE-1 District Convention on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Accompanied by Irene Guttilla Reed, Ph.D., associate professor of Biology, and Derek Dube, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biology, five students presented their research to their fellow members of

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