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About the Department of Biological Sciences

picture of salamandersScarcely a week goes by without major new discoveries being announced in the many exciting areas of biological sciences.

Whether it is the discovery of a novel capability of a plant, animal, or microbe or the identification of a gene for a devastating disease, biologists who conduct basic and applied research make these discoveries.

What's so Exciting about Biology at Duquesne University?

The Department of Biological Sciences provides personalized attention, contemporary curricula, and an environment with modern facilities that are vital to the development of successful biologists.

Accomplished faculty, committed to excellence in both teaching and research, prepare our students for professional schools and careers in the life sciences. Faculty expertise ranges over a wide varietBiology PhD students in laby of subjects from molecular and cell biology to microbiology, ecology, development, evolution and physiology.

Programs for Students seeking Careers in Medicine

Students seeking careers in medicine, as well as dentistry, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic, or veterinary medicine can get the courses they need to meet their pre-professional requirements while enrolled in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. To get specialized pre-medical advisement and pre-professional learning opportunities and experiences unique to Duquesne, students also may simultaneously enroll in the University's Pre-Medical and Health Professions Post-Secondary or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs.

The Pre-Medical and Health Professions Programs are available to assist both graduate and undergraduate students who plan to pursue medical and other health professional education after completing their degrees at Duquesne. Students must apply and be accepted to these programs to take advantage of the specialized advisement and unique Duquesne pre-professional clinical opportunities.

Degrees Offered by the Department of Biological Sciences:

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

B.S. Biology/M.S. Environmental Science and Management dual degree

B.S. Biology/M.S. Education dual degree

B.S. Biology/M.S. Forensic Science and Law dual degree

Master of Science in Biotechnology (M.S.)

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences