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

Nationally Known Artist Billy Hassell to Exhibit

His vivid paintings and prints from nature are inspiration for conservation.

College Noted Nationally for Fostering Diversity

SUNY Cortland was honored for steering students to math and science fields.

NSF Grant Supports Undergraduate Research in Biology

Biology faculty and students to study spinal cord neurons in zebrafish.

SUNY Cortland Recognized Nationally for Sustainability

The College was listed on the Sierra Club's "Cool Schools" list.

Two SUNY Cortland Professors Appointed as Distinguished Faculty

Sharon Steadman and Peter Ducey were recognized by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

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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