Biological Sciences Department

Our graduates find themselves in exciting careers, ranging from environmental scientists, researchers and teachers to zoo keepers, laboratory technicians and water ecologists. Others have gone on to graduate school to become professors, veterinarians, optometrists, chiropractors and other medical professionals.

In our program you will receive a comprehensive foundation in biology and related sciences. You can design a course of study suited to your interests, whether it is molecular, cellular, organismal or environmental biology. You also can become certified to teach in grades 7-12, prepare to pursue health-related careers such as medicine or dentistry or concentrate in environmental science.

You may participate in research projects with faculty members and become co-authors of published papers or present your work at conferences while earning course credit. You can also take advantage of our outstanding field facilities and internship opportunities.


Young Veteran Earns National Scholarship for Non-Trads

Corrine Edick is a decorated biology major, aspiring physician assistant and the first person in her family to attend college.

$1 Million Grant for Milkweed Study May Produce Medical Benefits

Professor Steven Broyles to partner with researchers from BTI and Cornell.

Alumni, Undergraduates Connect at Science Symposium

The College's tradition of undergraduate research was celebrated.

Bowers Hall Science Museum to Open Sept. 28

The collection includes rare items and focuses on local geologic history.

No Green Needed to Green this Greenhouse

The U.S. Botanic Garden bestowed 100 plants for SUNY Cortland's conservatory.


Beta Beta Beta, or Tri-Beta, is a National Honor Society for the biological sciences that was founded in 1922.   The Cortland chapter, Epsilon Upsilon, was begun in 1979.  Dr. Christa Chatfield is currently the chapter advisor.

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