UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES IN BIOLOGY
Biology is a dynamic, interesting and important field of study. Students and faculty in our department are interested in the study of life from molecular, cellular, organismal, community and global perspectives. Our undergraduate programs in biology provide excellent preparation for graduate or professional school programs and for careers in industry and governmental agencies. Students are also well prepared for medical, dental, or veterinary schools, or to enter the many specialized graduate programs in the biological sciences.
Our faculty and staff are dedicated to offering a strong and exciting undergraduate curriculum that offers both B.S. and B.A. degrees as well as a minor in Biology. In addition to coursework, several opportunities exist for students to gain research experience by working in the labs of our faculty and by participating in our annual Undergraduate Research Conference. Interested students may also join the undergraduate student-run life sciences interest group, TriBeta @ SU/ESF.
Biology Degree Programs
The Department of Biology offers six programs of undergraduate studies: (click on orange links to visit page)
Designed for students who wish to pursue graduate professional degrees in biology or in the health professions.
This degree offers students an opportunity to take courses in earth science, geography, chemistry and engineering that provide the necessary foundation to address environmental problems.
This degree is offered jointly through the Departments of Biology and Chemistry.
Designed for students who wish to pursue graduate professional degrees or careers in biotechnology.
Designed for students who wish to pursue science related careers outside biology and for whom some background in science may be useful, such as science journalism, business, or law.
Designed for students who wish to augment other majors such as psychology, engineering, chemistry, or illustration with a biological component.