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The biology programs at Defiance College allow a student to pursue their specific interest in biology while preparing them for the fast-paced world of cutting-edge science. Students receive one-on-one training that makes them competitive applicants for graduate schools and the workforce.

The general biology major allows the exploration of a diverse assortment of biological topics ranging from environmental biology to human biology. Students also have the option of a field biology focus if their interest is in field work.

The molecular biology major examines biological phenomenon in terms of chemistry and physics. It is a pre-professional program geared for those students interested in a career in biotechnology, medicine, veterinary science, research, and similar professional careers.

The restoration ecology major allows students to study how ecosystems are damaged and mechanisms of how they may be repaired.

All science majors have access to:

  • a dedicated computer study area only for them
  • the 250 acre Thoreau Wildlife Sanctuary
  • free travel to scientific conferences as part of the Mikula-Frey travel endowment
  • one-on-one training in laboratory techniques and instrumentation


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Ohio Department of Natural Resources
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Sabrina Brown, Ph.D.
Patrick Cain, Ph.D.
Nathan Griggs, Ph.D.
Mollie Sorrell, Ph.D.