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.


News

A Father-Son Bond, Born in Conservation Biology

Brandon Williams ’17, the son of a single mother, discovered a life-changing education and a father figure at SUNY Cortland.

Six Honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

The six employees will be honored May 13 during Commencement ceremonies.

April the Giraffe Shares Cortland Connection

A biology major who works at Animal Adventure Park was there in person to see the world-famous baby giraffe’s first steps.

Science Based Club Created for Scholarship

Current Research in Biology (CRIB) exposes students to novel research.

SUNY Cortland “Green Days” Sprout During April

SUNY Cortland’s yearlong celebration of sustainability reaches its peak during April

Clubs/Societies

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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