Today’s biology students must graduate with a broad set of skills and knowledge, and be prepared to adapt to new and emerging technologies.
Contemporary biology is integrated across multiple levels from molecules to ecosystems. The Biology Department at Avila University is uniquely equipped to give students the breadth and depth necessary to excel in a variety of professional fields, including scientific research, education, communications, public service, environmental law, medicine, and many other careers. We offer a bachelor’s degree program in biology, as well as interdisciplinary majors in pre-health professions, and biochemistry and molecular biology. Minors in biology and environmental science are also available to students of all disciplines.
Students interested in medical school, academic careers, or industry research are encouraged to apply for our biology honors program, and to participate in our student organizations, such as the Beta Beta Beta National Honors Society and the Alpha Epsilon Delta Prehealth Honors Society.
“I loved the small class setting because it allows more connection with the topics at hand and professors who know what skills are needed in work force. Overall, the biology department is full of dedicated staff who want to see all students reach their potential. “Erin Sheehy ’17
Faculty and Program News
- Avila Theatre Earns Honors at Kennedy Center Regional FestivalProduction of Twenty20s earned cast, students, faculty Certificates of Merit in January…
- Fansher, Eckinger Dating App Research Highlighted in Psychology TodayPsychology Today recently featured research from Avila researchers Ashley K. Fansher, Ph.D. and Sara Eckinger about differences between users and non-users of dating apps. Fansher, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies, and Eckinger, Program Coordinator for Eagles Aware, originally published their study in the academic journal Deviant Behavior in March earlier this year. In…
- Timothy Klocko named Avila University VP for Finance and AdministrationAvila University today announced the appointment of Timothy Klocko as vice president for finance and administration. In this role, Klocko will oversee all aspects of the financial life of the University, providing management and direction for Avila’s financial activities….