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Dr. Robert Shurina
Department Chair
Email: rshurina@wju.edu
Phone: 1-304-243-2229

Department of Biology


Biology is the study of life in a living world. The biology curriculum at Wheeling Jesuit University will awaken your interest in that world and help you to develop the scientific habits you need to pursue the knowledge that will keep our world growing, developing and adapting to the factors that affect it.

Why Choose Wheeling Jesuit University?

Our class sizes are small and promote interaction among students and faculty, who bring diverse professional and academic backgrounds to Wheeling Jesuit. Working side-by-side with faculty, you'll obtain an excellent and broad foundation in the biological sciences. You'll be working in the Acker Science Center, a state-of-the-art science facility that houses laboratories and classrooms outfitted with modern equipment that provide educational opportunities typically found only at large universities.

Because we believe student research is a vital component to student learning, Wheeling Jesuit is one of the few universities in the country that requires all biology majors to complete a two-year research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. This unique research requirement will provide you with experience and skills you won't typically get until you enter a graduate program or begin your career. Our students have been awarded paid internships, fellowships, and travel grants to conduct research and to present their findings at national meetings.

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