About the Department of Biological Sciences
Scarcely 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 variety of subjects from molecular and cell biology to microbiology, ecology, development, evolution and physiology.
Programs for Pre-Medical Studies
Students seeking a career in medicine, as well as dentistry, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic, or veterinary medicine will get the courses they need to meet their pre-professional requirements.
- The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program is designed for students who are enrolled in college or who have already completed a bachelor's degree.
- The Pre-Medical Professions Program is designed for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.
Degrees Offered by the Department of Biological Sciences:
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Master of Science in Biology (M.S.)
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