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Today’s biology student 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 prehealth, 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.

Interested in learning more? Contact us at 816.501.3654 or email us. You can also schedule a campus visit to experience the Avila community for yourself. We look forward to meeting you! 

I came to Avila to achieve a bachelors in biology and a minor in environmental science. The programs were outstanding and the faculty were passionate and devoted to every students success. I loved the small class setting because it allows more connection with the topics at hand and the professors. The science department’s staff are a group of hard working and intelligent individuals 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 '16


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