Guiding Students Toward Bigger Goals

We prioritize providing you with a comprehensive understanding of modern biological sciences. Our B.S. in Biological Sciences curriculum includes interdisciplinary courses such as chemistry, physics, scientific writing, and statistics to prepare you for advanced biology courses and your future career. Our capstone course focuses on inquiry-based scientific discovery, providing you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world problems. We also offer ample opportunities for you to engage in undergraduate research in a faculty laboratory, allowing you to gain practical experience and develop critical thinking skills. Our goal is to ensure that you are well-prepared for your future career, including graduate school, professional schools (medical, dental, veterinary) and technical positions in laboratories. We are proud to have a track record of successfully preparing our graduates for a variety of career paths.

The Ph.D. program in Biological Sciences is dedicated to fostering groundbreaking research. You'll have the opportunity to specialize in a diverse range of biology fields, such as microbiology, cell biology, evolutionary biology, neurobiology, physiology, endocrinology, or field biology.

Non-Traditional Student Makes College a Family Tradition

Alysia is helping her children grow and start a new generation of learners. Thanks to her children's exposure to Duquesne's campus, they both want to pursue higher education.

 

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Prepare for a future in research, academia, medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary science and a host of other health associated career fields.

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B.S. IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences offers four concentrations that allow for specialized areas of study, including general biology, molecular biology, physiology biology and evolution & organismal biology.

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PRE-MED & PRE-HEALTH PREPARATION

If you’re interested in a career in medicine or healthcare, a B.S. in Biological Sciences is a great choice for you. Our comprehensive curriculum and small classroom sizes along with our newly-renovated teaching labs are designed to help you meet the most common requirements for entry into medical, dental and other healthcare related professional programs.

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GRADUATE PROGRAM

The Ph.D. in Biological Sciences program is focused on research. Students can choose to specialize in one of many areas of biology, including microbiology, cell biology, evolutionary biology, neurobiology, physiology, endocrinology or field biology.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

All Biological Sciences majors will engage in meaningful research experiences.

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Success at Duquesne University & Beyond

You will build the skills necessary to succeed in a broad range of science or health-related careers

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Modern Teaching & Research Facilities

Modern research equipment and teaching facilities will prepare you for scientific pursuits in today’s world.

 

Faculty and Staff

Jana Patton-Vogt, Ph.D.

Jana Patton-Vogt, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, Biological Sciences

Phillip Auron, Ph.D.

Phillip Auron, Ph.D.

Professor, Biological Sciences

Becki Campanaro, Ph.D.

Becki Campanaro, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Elisabeth Chalovich, Ph.D.

Elisabeth Chalovich, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Kasey Christopher, Ph.D.

Kasey Christopher, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Bryan Delius, Ph.D.

Bryan Delius, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Jill Dembowski, Ph.D.

Jill Dembowski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Jason Heming, Ph.D.

Jason Heming, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Jan Janecka, Ph.D.

Jan Janecka, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Thomas Kelly

Thomas Kelly

Laboratory Technician, Biological Sciences

Stephanie Kotsch

Stephanie Kotsch

Financial Manager, Biological Sciences

David Lampe, Ph.D.

David Lampe, Ph.D.

Professor, Biological Sciences

Joseph McCormick, Ph.D.

Joseph McCormick, Ph.D.

Professor, Biological Sciences

Kim Nath

Kim Nath

Laboratory Manager, Biological Sciences

John Pollock, Ph.D.

John Pollock, Ph.D.

Professor and Co-Director of the Chronic Pain Research Consortium, Biological Sciences

Brady Porter, Ph.D.

Brady Porter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Michael Seaman, Ph.D.

Michael Seaman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Kyle Selcer, Ph.D.

Kyle Selcer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

John Stolz, Ph.D.

John Stolz, Ph.D.

Professor, Biological Sciences and Director, Center for Environmental Research and Education

Nancy Trun, Ph.D.

Nancy Trun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Biological Sciences

Sarah Woodley, Ph.D.

Sarah Woodley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Hear From An Alumna

Madison Uhrin

“My time at Duquesne was more focused on the basics of science research. A lot of the functional skills developed from this experience have carried over to my time at Michigan.”

Madison Uhrin BS Biological Sciences '22
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Jana Patton-Vogt

Department Chair, Biological Sciences

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