The Department of Biology is a small community creating a large impact. Our faculty and students are involved in research related to international issues, such as cancer research and HIV. All of our tenure-track and tenured professors have received research funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct this important research, often with the help of students.

Our location in Washington, D.C., puts students in a hot zone of biological and biotechnological research. Our students witness and participate in this research community through volunteer and internship positions at biotechnology firms, hospitals, and government institutions.

Students, both undergraduate and graduate, get the chance to work directly with faculty on research projects. Our students graduate with the research and communication skills that will give them an advantage in the career marketplace.  

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Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Biology offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science.

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Graduate Programs

The graduate Biology program at The Catholic University of America is a small, focused, and collegial program that engages in state-of-the-art research in Cell, Microbial, and Molecular Biology.

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Areas of Research

Our faculty is actively involved in research areas covering a variety of topics in biology, especially the major sub-fields of microbial, cell, and molecular biology. 

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Undergraduate Research

The Department of Biology welcomes and encourages the participation of undergraduate students in ongoing research, with the understanding that the best training in science includes active involvement in the laboratory.

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The D.C. Advantage

The Washington, D.C., area abounds with opportunities for our students to participate in scientific research.