• Biology

    A Biology major from Ohio Dominican University will graduate with an appreciation for the natural world and its diversity. Through the study of the many facets of the biological sciences, students will gain intellectual tools and practical skills to pursue nature’s dynamic truths. 
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    Why Choose ODU for your Biology Degree?

    Small class sizes allow ODU professors to interact, instruct and mentor biology students on a personal level. This hands-on approach benefits our students as they study and master complex laboratory skills. Students also will take advantage of ODU’s state-of-the-art science center, Battelle Hall.

    Facts about the Program

    Battelle Hall is ODU’s state-of-the-art science center. It is inside these new classrooms, laboratories and collaborative workspaces that students attend classes, pursue laboratory experiments and congregate for snacks and study groups.

    In the last five years, Ohio Dominican University has expanded biological science options from a single Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, to four degrees, including Biology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies and Exercise Science.

    ODU also gives students the option of participating in a variety of other programs, including its Pre-Nursing program, which is in conjunction with Mount Carmel College of Nursing, ODU’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, and the Masters in Exercise Science program, which is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2013.

    Faculty Highlights

    Dr. Blake Mathys 

    Dr. Blake Mathys is our Director of Environmental Science. His research involves capturing songbirds on the ODU campus as well as other locations in Ohio. He is excited to involve students in his field studies.

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    Dr. John Thistlethwaite

    Dr. John Thistlethwaite has received awards for his work in the field and in the classroom, and has delivered numerous presentations and professional papers on cardiovascular research and metabolism. His current research focuses on arterial characteristics between sedentary and non-sedentary individuals.

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    Dr. Becky Graham

    Dr. Becky Graham is a former Associate Director of the E. coli Genetics Stock Center at Yale University. She recently participated in the American Society for Microbiology/Joint Genomics Institute Bioinformatics Institute. She is just one example of our faculty keeping classroom content current, relevant and cutting edge.

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    Dr. Rebecca Rowoth

    Dr. Rebecca Rowoth has been at Ohio Dominican for 26 years and is the Coordinator of the Pre-Nursing program.

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