Message from the Chair

We are a department of eleven full-time faculty members and offer two degrees in Biology: a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts. Our B.S. curriculum prepares you for applying to professional schools – medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy and others – or to graduate school, or to enter the workforce with a solid scientific background. The B.A. degree offers flexibility to design a curriculum based on other career paths, such as teaching (with appropriate education courses), law, journalism or other areas.

In addition to the required coursework in Biology, we offer elective classes that allow you to explore your particular interests: human anatomy, biochemistry, developmental biology, immunology, marine biology, and others. Many of our Biology majors also spend a summer or a semester in study-abroad programs.

Students interested in research have the opportunity to work with faculty in such diverse areas as plant allergens, environmental science and ecology, behavior, neurophysiology, cancer, genetics, forensic science, biomechanics, zoo microbes, and entomology. Students may present their studies at regional or national scientific meetings, or publish their results in scientific journals.

Our goal is to help you acquire a well rounded education in typically small classes, allowing you to get to know the professors as you progress through school. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Best wishes,
Steven D. Wilt, Ph.D (email)
Chair, Department of Biology
Bellarmine University