Since Anton van Leeuwenhoek first observed the microorganism in the 17th century, biology has played a role in some of the greatest discoveries in history. Today, the field is multidimensional, offering promising careers in medicine, ecology, agriculture, sports fitness, genetics, research, biotechnology, and industry, to name a few. The study of life on earth is as varied as life itself.
In Nazareth's biology degree program, students are mentored by biologists who assist them in the understanding of biology's basic principles, discoveries, and theories. They learn how to develop the habits of a biologist—accurate observation, measurement, and analysis. Biology majors are also encouraged to think independently, and learning becomes less structured as they progress through the program.
All biology majors participate in independent research as a capstone project, and many students do field work and internships. For example, a pre-medical student recently completed an internship in Berlin, Germany working at a center on epilepsy research.
Education: Ph.D., University of Rochester (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology); M.S., University of Rochester (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology); B.S., Grove City College (Biology)
Teaching and Research Interests: Developmental biology, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, genetics.
University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
“Dr. Witz took a lot of pride in the way he ran his classes and his labs. He challenged students in a fair way and helped us get a strong grip on basic science.”
Nazareth biology students have the opportunity to receive guaranteed admission to NYCC and a $1,500 merit scholarship. Learn more »