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Our graduates are well-prepared for careers, professional schools or graduate schools.

We offer a bachelor of science, a combined bachelor plus master of science, a master of science and a doctor of philosophy in biology. Undergraduate students can choose biomedical science or 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. 

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.

Graduate Research

COVID 19: Science to the Rescue

University of Dayton graduate students in the fall 2020 Biomedical Graduate Student Seminar discuss scientific facts about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Graduate Research

COVID 19: Science to the Rescue

University of Dayton graduate students in the fall 2020 Biomedical Graduate Student Seminar discuss scientific facts about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 pandemic.

News Stories
Students and Campus Life 02.15.21
University of Dayton honors six undergraduate students for research in Catholic intellectual traditions

Six University of Dayton students will be honored this month as the first recipients of the Fr. Jack McGrath, S.M., Award for Research in Catholic Intellectual Traditions, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate student research in a Common Academic Program course related to Catholic intellectual traditions.

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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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