Department of Biology

Welcome to the Department of Biology at Villanova University! 

Villanova’s Department of Biology, housed in the Mendel Science Center, comprises 21 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, along with additional instructors, adjunct faculty members, visiting faculty members, and post-doctoral fellows, all supported by skilled and dedicated staff. Our teaching efforts focus on an outstanding undergraduate program, graduating about 80 majors each year, as well as excellent graduate programs at the Masters level. The faculty is active and productive in research across a broad range of biological subdisciplines, and we pride ourselves in offering opportunities for students at all levels to make significant contributions to all phases of laboratory and field investigation. Extensive resources and state-of-the-art facilities enhance experiential learning within and outside the classroom. Weekly seminars cover the gamut of topics in biology. A degree in biology from Villanova allows pursuit of a wide range of careers in medicine and the allied health sciences, research, teaching, environmental science, and industry. 

As a member of this vibrant learning and research community, you study the integration and diversity of living systems from the sub cellular to the ecosystem levels, reach an understanding of fundamental biological principles and processes, and develop technical and problem solving skills that have broad application.

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Program Offerings

Undergraduate Offerings
B.S. in Biology
Minor in Biology
Five-Year B.S./M.S. in Biology

Graduate Offerings
M.A. in Biology
M.S. in Biology
Graduate Certificates

Prospective Students:
Would you like to speak with a biology professor during your tour of campus?  Please consult this online calendar and send an email to Dr. Phil Stephens to setup a mutually convenient appointment. 

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2014 Senior Thesis Symposium

2014 Senior Thesis Symposium

Friday, May 2nd
Mendel 154 from 8AM-4PM