Undergraduate Programs in Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Students are required to take at least 122 credit hours to complete the degree. Find out more about the undergraduate curriculum.  There are currently three concentrations within the B.S. in Biological Sciences that allow for specialized areas of study. Students wanting to focus on Biology at the cellular and molecular level may opt for a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a Molecular Biology Concentration. Students with a broad interest in evolution, ecology and animal diversity can get their B.S. in Biological Science with an Evolution & Organismal Biology Concentration. Students with strong interests in human and animal physiology should consider our B.S. in Biological Sciences with a Physiology Concentration. Any of these three concentrations are suitable for pre-med students, provided the required psychology and biochemistry requirements are taken.

Dual Degree Programs

There are several dual degree programs in the department, including a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Education, a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Forensic Science and Law, and a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Management.

Laboratory Research

Most careers in biology require both laboratory skills and mastery of subject matter. The Faculty strongly encourage undergraduates to engage in laboratory research as part of their science education.

Department of Biological Sciences Honors Program

The Honors Program is designed to provide Biology students an opportunity to turn their undergraduate research experience into a formal honors thesis. Find out more about the Department of Biological Sciences Honors Program.

Biological Honor Societies, Professional Organizations and Clubs on Campus

Student chapters of Tri-Beta, the Biological Honors Society, the American Society for Microbiology, and the Ecology Club are active in the department.

Find out more about the student organizations in Biology at Duquesne and how they can help you broaden your educational experiences, expand your potential, and network with professionals in your field.