Oct 01, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]




Janice Voltzow, Ph.D., Chair
Timothy J. Cadigan, S.J., Ph.D.
Michael D. Carey, Ph.D.
John R. Conway, Ph.D.
Kathleen G. Dwyer, Ph.D.
Tara N. Fay, M.S.
George R. Gomez, Ph.D.
Michael A. Hardisky, Ph.D.
Gary G. Kwiecinski, Ph.D.
Christine E. McDermott, Ph.D.
Marc A. Seid, Ph.D.
Robert J. Smith, Ph.D.
Maria E. Squire, Ph.D.
Michael A. Sulzinski, Ph.D.
Terrence E. Sweeney, Ph.D.
Daniel S. Townsend, Ph.D.
Robert F. Waldeck, Ph.D.


Courses in the Department of Biology are designed to achieve the following objectives: (1) To present the fundamental scientific facts and concepts which are needed for an understanding of the living world and people’s relation to it; (2) To prepare students for advanced study or work in other biological fields.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology supplies preprofessional preparation meeting all requirements and recommendations of professional schools (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatry).

While the department’s record in the preparation of physicians is an impressive one, as indicated in the Pre-Medical section, its record as one of the baccalaureate sources of Ph.D.s in the biological sciences is equally prestigious. In this respect, a 1998 study by the Office of Institutional Research at Franklin and Marshall College showed that between 1985 and 1995, The University of Scranton ranked 5th of the 66 institutions listed that grant the master’s degree.

For information on the Biology major, visit Biology, BS .

Affiliated Programs

For information on programs affiliated with the Department of Biology such as Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Environmental Science and Neuroscience, visit Interdisciplinary Majors . Other programs affiliated with Biology also include Biochemistry, BS , Biophysics, BS  and Biomathematics, BS .

Course Information

Courses for Biology are listed under the prefixes BIOL, BCMB and ESCI. For more information, visit our Course Descriptions  page.

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