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Biology

Welcome to the Department of Biology

Biology is the study of the life processes in all living organisms. Biologists concern themselves with living things and how they survive, with how they affect each other and their environments and with food, physiology, energy, growth, reproduction and maintenance processes. Generally, professionals in this field are responsible for the recognition and investigation of biological problems and the applications of theory to these problems.

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

Faculty 04.15.19
Mann Chair in the Sciences

The University of Dayton has appointed Umesh Haritashya as the Brother Leonard A. Mann, S.M., Chair in the Sciences. Haritashya is an associate professor of geology. He joined the University faculty in 2008.

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Research 01.17.19
Goldwater Scholar

University of Dayton senior Joey Saurine has received an elite Goldwater Scholarship, one of the nation’s top awards for undergraduate STEM students. In addition to covering the cost of his senior-year tuition, the scholarship will help Saurine achieve his dream of a doctoral degree in neuroscience.

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Sciences 11.16.18
Chudd 2.0

Dedicated in 1958, the University of Dayton's Chudd Auditorium originally boasted air-conditioning, tiered seating and widescreen motion picture facilities.  

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Research 10.23.18
Neuroscience Research Funding

The National Institutes of Health awarded a University of Dayton researcher $148,077 to study the role of a novel calcium-handling protein in the brain that could be involved in mental conditions such as autism, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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CONTACT

Department of Biology

Science Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2320
937-229-2521
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