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Our Biology Major

What is Biology?

Biology is the study of life. Biologists examine living organisms and learn how they grow, operate, function and develop.

With this knowledge base, biologists have the opportunity to improve lives through work in research, medicine or education.

What type of career can I look forward to with a Biology degree?

Our Biology graduates are prepared to:

  • Enter graduate degree programs, to earn a Master of Science or a Ph.D. in Biology or related fields, such as ecology, biochemistry, genetics or molecular biology.
  • Join the workforce and perform cutting-edge laboratory work in research and development or quality control.
  • Enroll in professional schools to earn a degree in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and more.

What makes Walsh's Biology undergraduate program unique?

  • Faculty with Experience.Each of our Ph.D. Biology faculty members specialize in their areas of expertise. They are excellent teachers and competent researchers.
  • Diverse Course Offering. Biology majors choose from a wide assortment of electives that satisfy their personal and professional interests.
  • Early Research Opportunities.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities. Walsh houses laboratories equipped with the latest technologies, giving our students a chance to work with the instruments and tools used in the field.

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?

The Biology major involves 32 semester hours of required coursework and laboratory experience. All Biology majors must complete either Calculus I or Elementary Functions I and II. Other classes required in the Biology undergraduate program include:

  • Principles of Biology
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Research
  • Physics

Students also can select electives covering specialized topics, such as Immunology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Comparative Anatomy, Botany, Biochemistry, Ecology, Evolution and Parasitology. These courses enhance the foundational knowledge needed for graduate programs.

What experiential learning or internship opportunities are available to Biology majors?

Students gain real-world experience through Biology internships and summer research initiatives.

Whom can I contact for more information?

Dr. Michael Dunphy, Professor of Biochemistry, Division Chair Math & Sciences
(330) 490-7201
mdunphy@walsh.edu

Alumni Profile

Stephanie Sielski

Stephanie Sielski

Job Title: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine - 2nd year student

Place of Employment: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Major: Biology and Pre-Med

Graduation Year: 2009

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