Avila University
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The Biology Department is located in O'Rielly Hall.  The building houses three biology laboratories, chemistry and physics facilities, and lecture rooms.  Equipment includes state-of-the-art microscopes, surgical stereo microscopes, PCR thermocyclers, protein and nucleic acid electrophoresis equipment, incubators, an autoclave, a culture hood, an epifluorescence microscope, videomicroscopes, water baths, and incubators.  Biology students have access to chemistry and physics equipment including neurophysiology equipment, HPLC, and spectrophotometric apparatuses.  The first phase of a renovation project has just been completed.  New ventilation systems, chemistry laboratories, and common areas for students are feature of this initial phase.

"Avila University provided opportunities to strengthen my faith, work in mentored relationships with faculty who truly care and value their role, while achieving academic excellence. The Biology Department prepared me with the solid foundation for my specialized profession, which now enables me to help serve and care for my community."

Dr. Nicole White, DDS '03
Northwest Health Services
St. Joseph, MO


Career Services

Avila's Career Services office is located in the Hodes Center.  The Center helps to provide students with the means to thrive in their chosen careers upon leaving Avila.  The Center houses references dealing with graduate program, job availability, help in preparing resumes, finding internships, etc.  Visiting this office early in your college experience is a good idea.  The director is Susan Wulff (ext. 3676) and she will be an invaluable resource to biology students.