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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 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 Pre-Medical and Health Professions Programs are designed for:

  • Students who are enrolled in college or who have already completed a bachelor's degree
  • Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field

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