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Biology

Welcome

Our graduates are well-prepared for entering the work force directly or progressing onto higher education such as professional school or graduate school.

The Department of Biology offers Bachelor of Science, combined Bachelor and Master of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degree options. We offer two concentrations for the undergraduate degree - biomedical science and ecological/environmental science. The undergraduate programs emphasize scientific knowledge and theory partnered with hands-on experience in the laboratory and in the field. Biology majors enjoy individualized attention from our faculty and are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research opportunities with them. 

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The Bachelor of Science

Learn about Bachelor of Science degrees in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences. We offer more than 15 majors in the natural sciences.

The Bachelor of Science

Learn about Bachelor of Science degrees in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences. We offer more than 15 majors in the natural sciences.

News Stories
Research 09.01.20
National Science Foundation, Ohio Department of Higher Education Ohio Action Fund award UD chemists $290K for nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer

The National Science Foundation awarded University of Dayton chemists Jeremy Erb and Vladimir Benin $240,379 and the Ohio Department of Higher Education Ohio Action Fund provided an additional $50,233 for the purchase of a Bruker 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer to support faculty research and student research training in chemistry and the biological sciences.

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Faculty 07.13.20
University of Dayton geneticists publish new edition of fruit fly research book

Two University of Dayton geneticists published the second edition of their well-received book about the fruit fly, a workhorse of the scientific world that provides researchers with powerful genetic tools to address questions that extend from basic biology to the development of human diseases.

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Sciences 06.22.20
University of Dayton launches new minors in neuroscience and life science quality assurance

Allison Eastburn of Pittsburgh will blaze a new trail this fall when she enters the University of Dayton as a first-year premedical major. To expand her potential career options beyond becoming a physician, she plans to declare for the College of Arts and Sciences’ new quality assurance in life science industries minor.

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Campus and Community 05.19.20
University of Dayton student named Newman Civic Fellow

University of Dayton junior Claire Sullivan was awarded a Newman Civic Fellowship in recognition of her leadership and involvement in the Dayton community.

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