Jul 21, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Janice Voltzow, Ph.D., Chair
Timothy J. Cadigan, S.J., Ph.D.
Bryan R. Crable, Ph.D.
Ashley M. Driver, Ph.D.
Vincent R. Farallo, Ph.D.
Tara N. Fay, M.S.
Spencer Galen, Ph.D.
Christopher A.F. Howey, Ph.D.
David Ingber, Ph.D.
Bibi Rafeiza Khan, Ph.D.
Cara A. Krieg, Ph.D.
Gary G. Kwiecinski, Ph.D.
Amelia Randich, Ph.D.
Anne Royer, Ph.D.
Marc A. Seid, Ph.D.
Robert J. Smith, Ph.D.
Jong-Hyun Son, Ph.D.
Maria E. Squire, Ph.D.
Terrence E. Sweeney, Ph.D.
Robert F. Waldeck, Ph.D.


The Biology department delivers two programs, the Bachelor of Science in Biology and the Bachelor of Science in Physiology.

Of the biological science programs offered by Scranton, the Bachelor of Science in Biology provides the broadest exposure to the study of the living world by encompassing the molecular and cellular, systems, and multi-organismal domains of the discipline. In keeping with the evolution of the field of biology, we have adopted an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the Biology curriculum. The mission of the program is to present the fundamental scientific facts and concepts needed for a broad understanding of the living world and to help students develop the skills they need to apply this knowledge to contemporary global issues.

Physiology is a branch of biology that focuses on how organisms function and respond to changes in their internal and external environments. The Bachelor of Science in Physiology program provides robust foundations in anatomy and physiology and in cellular and integrative physiology, and educates majors in cutting-edge investigational techniques that characterize modern day physiological research. The major is targeted to serve a wide array of continuing and emerging career paths in the biological and biomedical arena.

For both our Biology and Physiology programs, we take great pride in getting our majors excited about their disciplines by fostering their collaboration with students and faculty in other science majors, providing them with a strong foundation in many specialties, and helping them pursue their own individual interests.

Affiliated Programs

Biology also collaborates with the Chemistry department to deliver the Bachelor of Science programs in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) and in Environmental Science, and we collaborate with the Psychology department to deliver the Bachelor of Science program in Neuroscience. For information on these programs affiliated with the Biology department please visit the catalog pages for Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, BS ; Environmental Science, BS ; Neuroscience, BS ; as well as those for Biochemistry, BS ; Biophysics, BS  and Mathematical Sciences, BS .

For information on the CAS/MBA Five-Year Program, visit our CAS/MBA Five-Year Program  page.

 Course Information

Courses offered by Biology are listed under the prefixes BIOL, BCMB, ESCI, INTD, NEUR, NSCI, and PSIO.  For more information on these and on all courses offered, visit our Course Descriptions  page.

 For more information about the Biology department, visit its website.

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