Biology

Biology Major Visit Day

Join us to tour campus, see our classrooms and labs, and meet with Biology Department faculty on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at noon.

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In UHart’s Biology Department, you prepare for a rewarding career through hands-on learning that takes place in and outside of the classroom. You work with outstanding faculty who are invested in your success and your academic advisor helps you tailor your specific program of study to meet your personal, academic, and career goals.

We offer two undergraduate biology programs:

The Bachelor of Arts in Biology offers more flexibility with fewer science courses that make it possible for you to pursue a double major or minor. This program can lead to graduate study in biology, as well as a career in environmental science, education, and the allied health care fields.

The Bachelor of Science in Biology prepares you to successfully apply to graduate programs in biology that lead to a master’s degree or doctorate, or to a professional school such as medical, dental, veterinary, or pharmacy. The Bachelor of Science in Biology program also offers a path to earn both a BS in Biology and PharmD degree in six years in conjunction with the University of Saint Joseph Pharmacy School.

We also offer a minor in biology that can be paired with in the other programs such as chemistry and physics, or politics and government.

Our Masters of Science in Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program that offers courses in biology, psychology, and in the natural sciences.

Research Experience

Research with Faculty

Outside of the classroom, you will have ample opportunity to work on cutting-edge research with faculty members whose research topics include cancer, aging, neurodegenerative diseases, circadian rhythms, invasive species, diseases in sharks, and osteoarthritis. You can have the opportunity to have your research project published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at regional and national scientific conferences.

Careers

Student conducting experiment.

Recent biology graduates have gone on to the following:

  • Physician’s Assistant Program at Albany Medical College
  • Physician’s Assistant Program at Hofstra University
  • PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Miami
  • Howard University School of Pharmacy
  • Medical Resident at UConn Health Center
  • Environmental Management Program at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
  • Research and Program Coordinator at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Research at Histo Pathology Laboratory
  • Research at Sloan Kettering Memorial Center

Tutoring

Student Working Independently

We are invested in your success and offer peer tutoring opportunities with upper classmen during the fall and spring semesters in the Center for Student Success. It's a great way to enhance what you are doing in the classroom and lab. 

Meet the Biology Department

Joanna Borucinska
Associate Professor
Biology

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Stewart Frankel
Associate Professor
Biology

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Andrew Koob
Assistant Professor
Biology

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Aime A. Levesque
Department Chair; Associate Professor
Biology

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Yingcui Li
Assistant Professor
Biology

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Paola Sacchetti
Assistant Professor; Director, M.S. Neuroscience Program
Biology

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Adam C. Silver
Associate Professor; A&S Honors Coordinator
Biology

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Bin Zhu
Associate Professor
Biology

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Mary Dowst
Office Coordinator; Executive Secretary and Treasurer
Emeriti Association
Biology
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Donna Fleischer
Office Coordinator
Biology
Chemistry

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Jon Larsen
Biology Lab Supervisor
Biology

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