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Department of Biology

Unrivaled access to outstanding lab facilities and a warm, close-knit community of students and faculty are hallmarks of our biology and neuroscience programs.

Programs in biology offer a uniquely DeSales experience. Our small class sizes, modern laboratories, and supportive community create an atmosphere for learning enriched by our Salesian values. Your faculty, advisors and research mentors know you and are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty represent a broad range of individual specialties, including Molecular and Cell Biology, Genetics, Development, Neuroscience, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior. They are well-respected for their research and professional activities. As a student, you'll have the opportunity to partner with faculty in research, publish and present your work, and participate in a dynamic community of scientific inquiry.

You’ll have hands-on access to facilities unrivaled at many other universities. The Priscilla Payne Hurd Science Center offers state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, neuroscience and physics. The Department of Biology is also located in Campbell Hall, which features recently renovated general biology, ecology, and neuroscience teaching laboratories as well as faculty-student research laboratories.

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