Explore the Matter of Life

The biological study of living organisms is an important aspect of a liberal education. Developing an appreciation and comprehension of living organisms is essential if one is to fully understand the human person in relationship to both the Creator and His Creation. In the Department of Biology, course offerings are intended to provide students with an understanding of the follow- ing: the fundamental organization and function of living organisms, the diversity of life forms, the interdependence and interrelationships between organisms and their environment, and the biological aspects of the human person. This information, when integrated by the student with knowledge gained from other disciplines, provides a deeper appreciation of God and His works.

Two Programs, Many More Possibilities

While there are common courses that are required of all biology majors, programs of study are individually tailored to the needs of the student in order to prepare the student for his or her particular career choice. Biology Majors may choose to pursue a course of study leading to graduate study in various fields of biological research, graduate study in professional pro- grams such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, podiatry, veterinary medicine, optometry, and other allied heath fields. Students may also tailor their studies for post-graduate employment in life science education, research laboratories, or allied health laboratories.

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Beyond the Classroom
Franciscan Institute for Science and Health

The Franciscan Institute for Science and Health (FISH) is an initiative of Franciscan University of Steubenville with a mission to provide real-world experience and hands-on training to every Franciscan undergraduate science major and Engineering Dual-Degree student.

Franciscan Institute for World Health

FIWH provides and coordinates global health-focused educational trainings and experiences for committed and dedicated undergraduates with a secondary goal of fostering lifelong compassion and career connection to serve the unmet health needs of the neglected people of the world.

Department Faculty
Dr. Derek Doroski

Dr. Derek Doroski

Associate Professor
Director

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Dr. Eric Haenni

Dr. Eric Haenni

Associate Professor

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Dr. Dan Kuebler

Dr. Dan Kuebler

Professor
Dean

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Dr. Kyle Mckenna

Dr. Kyle McKenna

Professor

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Dr. Joseph Pathakamuri

Dr. Joseph Pathakamuri

Professor

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Dr. John Perozich

Dr. John Perozich

Professor
Department Chair

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