Hartline Science Center

Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences

Bloomsburg University's Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences hosts a range of specialties from molecular biology to ecology, from cell biology to whole organisms, from microbes to animals and plants. Courses are taught by Ph.D. faculty with extensive research experience who emphasize hands-on learning, practical skills, and critical thinking. Small classes allow individual attention and encourage participation. Each degree program combines rigorous core requirements with a variety of electives.

Programs of Study


BAHS Department Contacts

Angela Hess, Ph.D. | ahess2@bloomu.edu

Allied Health Coordinator
Jennifer Venditti, Ph.D. | jvenditt@bloomu.edu

M.S. Program Coordinator
Thomas Klinger, Ph.D. | tklinger@bloomu.edu

Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences
115 Hartline Science Center
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Why pursue a degree in biological and allied health sciences?

  • It's well-rounded — Learning extends beyond the classroom. Optional interest housing provides biology and allied health majors with study partners and camaraderie in their dorm. Students can conduct independent research in the lab or field with a faculty mentor. Internships and clinical rotations provide real-world experience. Marine biology classes and research are available at the Marine Science Consortium’s field station at Wallops Island, Va.
  • It's up-to-date — Computers and technology are incorporated into classroom and lab experiences. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including remodeled laboratories.
  • It's practical — Graduates are employed in a wide spectrum of careers or continue their studies in professional and graduate schools. Many enter the work force as allied health professionals, as lab or field technicians, and as teachers. They work in private industry, research centers, health care facilities, schools, and in government.


Andrew Cross

Research leads honor grad on path to medical school

When Andrew Cross walked into his interview at The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Virginia, the interviewer told Cross he had never heard of Bloomsburg University. By the end, the interviewer not only knew BU but discovered it had produced the applicant with the highest MCAT score.

Keara Drummer

A Smithsonian step to a masters in biology

It’s a popular summer destination for tourists, but for one Husky it was simply the next step of her career pursuit. Keara Drummer is no stranger to museums and paleontology studies. She previously interned with the American Museum of Natural History where she worked with Invertebrate Paleontology Collections.

Allison Sowers

Pre-med major interns in Kenya thanks to PEG award

Allison Sowers developed a deeper understanding of herself and the world she lives in during a recent internship with International Medical Aid (IMA) in Mombasa, Kenya. Sowers, a biology and pre-medical sciences major, spent three weeks in Kenya working with IMA at the Coast Provincial General Hospital.


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