Faculty of Biology

Year of foundation 1998

Faculty Dean – Svitlana Yaroslavivna Voloshans’ka, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor

Dean’s Deputies:

Education – Hryhoriy Mykhaylovych Kossak, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor;

Scientific Activities – Vasyl’ Ivanovych Stakhiv, Candidate of Biological Sciences), Associate Professor;

Discipline supervision work – Taras Bohdanovych Skrobach, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor.

The Faculty trains specialists in such fields of training and specialties:


Full-time and extramural educations

  • 040102. Biology
  • 040106. Ecology, environmental protection, balanced nature utilization


Full-time education

  • 04010201. Biology, related specialty – 7.04010101. Chemistry
  • 04010601. Ecology and environmental protection
  • 04010101. Chemistry, related specialty – 7.04010201. Biology

Extramural education

  • 04010201. Biology, related specialty – 7.04010101. Chemistry


Full-time education

  • 04010201. Biology
  • 04010601. Ecology and environmental protection

Extramural education – Not provided

Number of students : Bachelor – 286, Specialist – 56, Master – 16 as of October 1st, 2012

List of departments and sections:

Department of Ecology and Geography

Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Valeology

Department of Biology and Chemistry


Other sections (units) of the Faculty:

Centre for Ecology and Human Health:

  • Laboratoryof Theoreticaland Experimentalecology;
  • Research Laboratory of Biomedical Health Foundations;
  • Chemistry, Ecology and Alternative Energy Sources Research Laboratory;
  • Voluntary advisory and valeological centre “Parostok”.

The Faculty cooperates with the following universities of Ukraine:

  • Dragomanov National Pedagogical University;
  • L’viv Ivan Franko National University;
  • Odessa Mechnikov National University;
  • Lesya Ukrayinka National University of Volyn;
  • Lviv National S.Z. Gzhytskyj University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies.

It also maintains close contacts with foreign scientific institutions and universities:

  • State Scientific-Research Control Institute of Veterinary medicines and feed additives (L’viv);
  • Institute of Oilseed Crops UAAS (Zaporizhia);
  • Institute of Ecology of the Carpathians NASU (L’viv);
  • Institute of Cell Biology NASU (L’viv);
  • Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science UAAS (Obroshyno);
  • Bohomolets Institute of Physiology NASU, Division of Experimental Balneology (Truskavets);
  • Agrobiology Faculty of University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow (Poland);
  • Organization for International Co-operation on Development Projects “DISOP” (Belgium).

Amateur arts societies of the Faculty NO

The students of the faculty are involved in such kinds of sport football, volleyball, table tennis, athletics, arm wrestling.

Biology Faculty of

Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University

Invites entrants for full-time and extramural education

The principal areas of educational and scientific activity of the Faculty of Biology:

Biology, ecology

Students are provided with modern classrooms, equipped laboratories, computer class, gym, dormitory.

Students are able to study not only compulsory subjects, but also can obtain knowledge and practical skills in computer basics, herbal therapy, alternative medicine, massage, agriculture basics, pedagogics.

Graduates of the Biology Faculty receive a State-licensed Diploma and are able to work in different areas: educational institutions, medical institutions, environmental services, sanatoria, state and local bodies, manufacturing and agrarian enterprises.

Better students have the opportunity to continue their studies in master’s and postgraduate degree.

The Faculty co-operates with Western partners (Poland, Germany and Belgium), whose programs give students the chance to have internships and continue their studies abroad.

To enter the Faculty of Biology one must submit a certificate of the Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment (IEA):

Biology (full-time and extramural education) – certificate in Ukrainian language and literature, Biology, Physics or Chemistry;

Ecology (full-time and extramural education) – certificate in Ukrainian language and literature, Mathematics, Chemistry or Geography;

Applicants who received secondary education in 2007 or earlier are able to enter based on the results of testing (IEA) or by taking entrance examinations.

Department of Ecology and Geography

Head of the Department doctor of agricultural sciences, professor Andriy G. Dzyubaylo

Department was founded on 02.07.2007

Teaching staff

At the Department of Ecology and Geography there are 9 teachers, including – 2 doctors, professors, 5 PhDs, associate professors, 2 lecturers.

Field of research

Optimization of anthropogenic ecosystems in Drohobych district”

Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Health Studies (Valeology)

Head of Department

associate professor Vitaly Mikhailovich Fil,  Ph.D.

Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Health Studies (Valeology) was created on 20 February

Teaching staff: 11 teachers, including 1 professor, 8 associate professors, PhDs, 2 lecturers.

Field of research:

Methodological problems of formation and preservation of health of the individual under the influence of preformed natural and medical factors of Drohobych District.

Department of Biology and Chemistry

Head of Department: professor Nikolai Kuzmak

Department of Biology and Chemistry was created by the order of the rector № 399 of 30.08.2013 p.

Teaching staff: 23, including 3 Professors, Doctors, 17 Assoc. Professors, PhD, 3 lecturers.

Research Field

The study of prevalence of medicinal plants in Ukrainian Carpathians and their properties.