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Biology

Welcome to the Department of Biology

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.

Events
Dissertation Defense: Erica Rinehart

The defense for "Effects of Short Chain Fatty Acids and Oxygen Exposure on L. monocytogenes pathogenesis," by Erica Rinehart will be presented virtually through Zoom at noon on Thursday, March 26. If you would like the remote link for the defense, please email Dr. Yvonne Sun by Tuesday, March 24.

News Stories
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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Faculty 01.21.20
College faculty honored with SOCHE Excellence Awards

The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education honored three University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences faculty members with excellence awards for their scholarship, teaching and service.

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