Wright State University is a fully accredited, state-supported, metropolitan university that offers over 100 undergraduate degree programs, 27 Masters programs, three Ph.D. programs, one M.D. program, and one Psy.D. program. Its mission is to provide leadership and technological development fulfilling the educational, social, cultural, and economic needs of the Greater Miami Valley. Ninety-six percent of its over 15,000 currently enrolled students are Ohio residents, 68% live in the valley. WSU ranks third among public doctorate-granting institutions in research expenditures in Ohio and is nationally recognized as a leader in programs and services for people with disabilities and specialized needs. A virtual tour of the University can even be taken.
The Department of Biological Sciences participates in two doctoral programs: the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. (BMS) and Environmental Sciences (ES) and two master's programs: our own (Biology) and Microbiology & Immunology (M&I) . There are roughly 400-500 declared undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students. The department has 20 tenured/tenure-track full-time faculty. The department has an annual operating budget of $2M and receives a comparable amount of extramural funding yearly.
Biological research facilities and resources at WSU include but not limited to:
- Center for Genomics Research facilty
- Extensive network of regional MetroParks
- Access to microscopy facilities
- Beavercreek Wetlands
- 60-acre wooded on-campus Biology Preserve
- Greenhouse available for both teaching and research
- Research and Sponsored Programs including Laboratory for Animal Research
- Proteome Analysis Laboratory
- Environmental Analytical Facility
- Center for Teaching and Learning
- Office of Sustainability
- Statistical Consulting Center
DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
The Department of Biological Sciences participates in many degree granting programs and federally funded initiatives.
The Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Science and Mathematics at WSU are committed to the inclusion of under-represented groups in undergraduate and graduate education. The department covets candidates who can increase the diversity of the faculty and recruit students from under-represented groups to participate in department and college funded initiatives. Current initiatives include Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology (UMEB), Research in Environmental Stress for the Underrepresented (NSF 9975314), and Creating Laboratory Access for Science Students with Disabilities (CLASS) (NSF 0089396).
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS
Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Aullwood Audubon Nature Center
Glen Helen Institute