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Bachelor of Science in Biology

Department Chairperson: Dr. Angela Asirvatham 

Welcome to the Biology Department Website at Misericordia!

Here you will see an overview of the program, find information about the biology curriculum, our faculty and their research, student research, student clubs and their activities, career opportunities in biology, links to student internships and finally our alumni.


Biology, the scientific study of living organisms occurs at multiple levels spanning from the ecosystem down to the molecular level. The biology curriculum at Misericordia University is designed to provide a diverse and solid background in various areas of the biological sciences. The biology department consists of faculty whose fields of specialization include marine biology, plant pathology, entomology, physiology, animal behavior, molecular and cellular biology. The class sizes in upper level courses are typically less than 10 students providing ample opportunities for students to obtain individualized interaction between faculty and students. More than 70% of our students who graduate from the biology program at Misericordia University pursue graduate careers in diverse fields of research and professional studies ranging from ecology to medicine.