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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

About the Department

The Department of Biological Sciences offers programs of studies leading to the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Biology, Master of Science in Biology with a Business Administration track, Master of Science in Microbiology, and Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Bioscience. The Department of Biology also offers three dual degree programs: Physical Therapy (B.S./D.P.T.), Physician Assistant (B.S./M.S.P.A.), and Athletic Training (B.S./M.S.A.T.). At the undergraduate level, the Department of Biological Sciences also offers two interdisciplinary minor programs in environmental studies and environmental sciences.

Academic Programs


Our faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they define the nature of academic excellence.

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Location & Facilities

At the College of Arts and Sciences, research isn't just our priority; it's our mission. All students, including freshmen, are trained in and have access to all of our state-of-the-art instrumentation, including magnetic resonance spectrometers, mass spectrometer-based separation instruments and next generation sequencing computational facilities. Our faculty, undergraduates and graduate students work together on research using the apprenticeship model common to advanced science. And it all takes place in our Science and Technology Center, which underwent a $35 million renovation in 2007 that provided students and faculty with an additional 35,000 square feet of space. It boasts one of the most innovative and energy-efficient teaching and research facilities for science and technology in the country.