Contact Information:

Department of Biological & Allied Health Sciences
115 Hartline Science Center
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301
(570) 389-4400

Dr. Angela Hess

Allied Health Programs Coordinator:
Dr. Judith Kipe-Nolt

Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Thomas Klinger

Why BU?

BU is a great choice for Biological and Allied Health Sciences. The department’s 23 faculty members represent the entire range of specialties: from molecular biology to ecology, from cell biology to whole organisms, from microbes to animals and plants. Each faculty member holds a doctorate (PhD) and has extensive research experience. All courses are taught by faculty and 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.


Learning extends beyond the classroom. Optional interest housing provides biology and allied health students 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, Virginia.


Computers and technology are incorporated into classroom and lab experiences. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including newly remodeled laboratories. A new wing of the Hartline Science Center completed in 2005 almost doubled the available teaching and lab space.


BU graduates in biological and allied health sciences find employment 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 government agencies.

Student-centered.. Rigorous.. Practical and lab-intensive.. Your BU education in Biological & Allied Health Sciences will prepare you for the future.