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Biology, Environmental Science, and Health Science

DNA model in our Biology department

Study life and living organisms in preparation for an exciting career in physical therapy, secondary teaching, or research. You'll take courses in structural, biochemical, and biophysical mechanisms with an emphasis on critical thinking and the scientific method. Develop an understanding of not only what science has learned, but the process of scientific enquiry.

Explore our programs

Biology Major

Gain practical experience with our curriculum of biological core courses that provide a strong background in structural, biochemical, and biophysical mechanisms of function. You'll learn critical thinking and the scientific method through laboratory experience in our recently renovated science building. 

Pre-dental, Pre-medical, Pre-pharmacy, Pre-veterinary

Prepare for entry into a professional school in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or veterinary science. Through a close relationship with your academic advisor and rigorous core coursework, our pre-professional tracks offer customized preparation for success in graduate school and beyond.

Pre-physical Therapy

The pre-physical therapy program at Waynesburg University serves the pre-professional needs of students planning to specialize in this highly competitive discipline of health care and provides excellent preparation for graduate study. Through an internship in a clinical setting, you'll be prepared for a career in physical therapy. 

Biology Major with Secondary Education Option

With this unique combination of courses, you'll be prepared to teach biological concepts at the secondary level. We blend classes in our Biology and Education departments to make sure you're knowledgeable in the physical sciences and modern pedagogical approaches.

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The WU Advantage

Professional laboratories

You'll learn in our recently updated facilities including several professional biology laboratories.

Unique opportunities

In our department, you will work alongside faculty with real-world experience in the physical sciences. Students also apply their classroom knowledge to the field.

Alumni success

Our graduates are now studying at top-quality medical schools and working in laboratories all around the country.