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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.

Undergraduate Research Excellence

University of Dayton Pre-Medicine major Dante Pezzutti was the top awardee this month at the American Physiological Society Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, California.

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Student Research

Often, students say they picked a college for its beautiful campus or extracurricular activities. Jenea Adams is a bit different: she chose the University of Dayton for the Stander Symposium, a once-a-year opportunity to present undergraduate research to the campus community.

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Rainforest Research

Bugs the size of tiny twigs have a large impact on the rainforest, according to a new study led by University of Dayton researcher Chelse Prather and published in the current issue of the prominent journal “Ecology.”

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Department of Biology

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

937-229-2521 

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