The Washington, D.C., area abounds with opportunities for scientific research. Government institutions include the National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed Army Institute for Research, Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency, just to name a few.

Washington also is a "hotbed" for biotechnology research. Numerous biotechnology companies, including Celera, The JC Venter Institute, and Human Genome Sciences, are located in the area and provide a variety of employment opportunities. In addition to internships, part-time jobs are available to students during the academic year and full-time positions are available during the summer.

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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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    Discover D.C. with CatholicU

    Washington, D.C., is a city of politics, parades, festivals, museums (did we mention most of them are free?), professional sports, theatres, concerts, shopping, parks, restaurants, monuments, waterways, and trendy neighborhoods.

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