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Biology

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
Campus and Community 08.10.21
University of Dayton launches donor-funded urban forest fellowship program to engage underserved high school students in city’s ecosystems

A new University of Dayton initiative to connect Dayton high school students to the city’s urban forests sprouted from a donor’s small gift to the College of Arts and Sciences.

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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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