Our graduates have an extraordinarily high placement rate into graduate and professional schools, and over 85% of our alumni are working or studying in a biological field within five years post-graduation.
The Bachelor of Arts Degree Program is highly flexible and recommended for students with broad academic interests who may wish to combine studies in biology with those in other disciplines. Ideal for students who are considering studying abroad, a double major and/or a minor in distinct disciplines.
The Bachelor of Science program provides the opportunity for in-depth study within particular sub-disciplines of the biological sciences. Students may select a broad-based degree or may choose to concentrate in cell and molecular biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, neurobiology or pre-health studies.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is a highly interdisciplinary program. Students integrate coursework in applied mathematics, computer science and the biological sciences, learning how to apply mathematics and computing to the study of genes and proteins. This training prepares students for graduate education in a bioinformatics-related field or for entry into the workforce of this emerging discipline.
The BA/MS in Biological Sciences is a combined degree program that provides an accelerated path to the Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Normally six years are needed to achieve both degrees (four years for the BA and two additional years for the MS). The combined program can be completed in five years. The BA degree is conferred after the fourth year, and the MS degree is conferred upon completion of the program.
The BS/DDS Combined Degree Program combines three years of undergraduate study in biological sciences and four years of graduate work in dentistry. A combined BS/DDS degree is awarded after seven years. Further details concerning this program may be found at dental.buffalo.edu.
To qualify for the Minor in Biological Sciences, students complete a short list of required and elective courses within the department. There is also a special Biotechnology Minor available for chemical engineering students.