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Biology Students

Students in Loyola's biology program benefit from hands-on laboratory experiences, research opportunities with faculty, and a robust curriculum. Together, these experiences create a holistic learning environment that prepares graduates for successful admission to graduate and professional schools or for direct entry into the field. More than half of majors go on to medical, dental, or graduate school—with acceptance rates to professional schools that are nearly twice the national average.

Michael Tangrea, ’96, Ph.D., as an endowed professor in innovation

Loyola adds endowed professor in innovation to advance scientific research in biohealth

Loyola University Maryland has named Michael Tangrea, Ph.D., '96, as an endowed professor in innovation to expand research in biohealth and promote economic and entrepreneurial success in the state of Maryland. 

Continue reading about the endowed professorship

View the NEW Biology Advising Handbook

Loyola's Donnelly Science Center features state-of-the-art instructional labs and facilities for cell culture, neurobiology, forensic analysis, anatomy, and microscopy. Take advantage of our 24/7 Bio Student Learning Center and additional spaces designed for studying and group work.

Biology's Solidarity Statement

Meet the Biology Community

Siobhan McKenna
Siobhan McKenna, '16B.S. Biology, B.A. Writing

At Loyola, I was able—and encouraged—to explore different academic areas before committing to a single career path. I loved being able to integrate topics from different disciples into my daily life. With a Loyola education, I created a major that reflected my passions, combining biology with writing and a minor in sociology.

Drew Schoeffield
Drew Schoeffield, Ph.D.Associate Professor

One of the things that really sets the biology department at Loyola apart is the caring nature of the faculty. We really do care for our students, and the students really care for us.

Gillian, '22Biology, Business

The possibilities for personal growth are endless. Loyola constantly provides students with the tools to succeed in whatever they put their minds to.

Tyler Schoch
Tyler Schoch, '19B.S. Biology

Loyola prepared me for medical school by helping me learn how to process complex information and think critically.

Maren Blohm
Maren Blohm, Ph.D.Professor

Unlike a big research university, every faculty member in the biology department at Loyola is invested in both teaching and research, which work to strengthen each other.

Derek Kendig
Derek Kendig, Ph.D.Associate Professor

I am glad that our campus has such a caring community with services in place to help care for the whole person and make sure all aspects of life can be improved to help promote learning.