Students in the tropical marine biology class often go to Caribbean waters during Spring Break to conduct research for their SMPs. This faculty-led, 10-day program takes place in Belize, which features Mayan ruins, a rainforest, and the second largest coral reef in the world.
Life After St. Mary's
The natural science major is great preparation to become a high school science teacher or as a biostatistician, science librarian, or a business person in a science-oriented industry.
All science majors have access to the College's Health Science Advisory Committee. This faculty group helps science students plan their course of study at St. Mary's and later guides them through the application process to graduate and professional school. Recent graduates have been accepted at these schools (among others):
Medical: Columbia, Duke, George Washington, Georgetown, Harvard, Howard, Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago, Maryland, Vanderbilt.
Research: American, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Virginia, Yale.
Veterinary: Cornell, Ohio State, Pennsylvania, Virginia Tech.