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Department of Biological Sciences

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Department of Biological Sciences 
Room 4037 Ward Beecher Hall
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555

Phone: 330-941-3601
Fax: 330-941-1483

Dr. Gary R. Walker, Department Chair
grwalker AT ysu DOT edu


Dr. Mark D. Womble, Graduate Program Director
mdwomble AT ysu DOT edu

Our Mission

The Department of Biological Sciences is distinctive and notable in its ability to provide a broad curriculum of courses among the diverse disciplines of biology as well as offering those courses needed to support the many professional health-related programs within the University. Within each discipline, the curriculum is designed to expose students to the processes and methodologies of scientific inquiries, to encourage the integration of creative inquiry, and to introduce sound problem-solving skills into their educational experience.

The primary objectives of the department are to:

  • Offer a broad curriculum that meet the needs of majors and non-majors.
  • Educate majors for their chosen careers in the related fields of biological sciences.
  • Contribute to the building of scientific knowledge in each of the represented fields.
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