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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.

Student Achievement

Undergraduate Research Honored

Matt Riccetti, a senior biology major from Mason, Ohio, was awarded the prestigious Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate travel award for his research with Drosophila, the scientific name for the common fruit fly.

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Research Funding

STEM Catalyst Grants

The University of Dayton launched a new initiative to invest in and support faculty and student research across the sciences, engineering and mathematics at the University.

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Department of Biology

Science Center 211 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2320

937-229-2521 

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