The Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biological Sciences are broad degree programs that provide you with the foundation you need to succeed in advanced degree programs and a wide variety of biology-based careers. Students who complete the BS may also choose a track that specializes in a focused area of study such as Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, or Pre-Health. We also offer a BS in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology with a track in Biological Sciences and three different combined degree programs: BA/Masters of Science (MS) in Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences BS/PharmD, and Biological Sciences BA/Biology Adolescence Education EdM.
Our motto is “Learning by Doing,” and as such we offer many hands-on laboratory courses that serve students at all levels. Biological Sciences also offers many opportunities to earn course credit by serving as teaching assistants, performing research, or doing internships, and up to 3 credits of this coursework can be used towards the major requirements.
The Biology Education Program is an accelerated, combined degree program that leads to a Biological Sciences BA and Biology Education EdM in five years. The coursework in the first three years provides a deep understanding of the Biological Sciences. Select education courses give students opportunity to experience the nuances of the profession. The graduate portion of the program will continue to build understanding of science and provide needed skills to become an effective teacher. The final year residency allows students to co-teach alongside an expert teacher to experience the inner workings of the classroom. At the end of the five-year program, successful students will receive recommendation for New York State Initial and Professional Teacher Certification.