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

Non-traditional Students Tell Their Stories

Five students shared their unique experiences during Non-Traditional Students Week.

Cortland Hosts Statewide College Sustainability Conference

Comedy and climate will combine on campus Nov. 15-16 for the 2017 State of New York Sustainability Conference.

Colgan ’80 Speaks on Chemistry Career in Campus Visit

In a 30-year career at Pfizer, Colgan focused on drug stability testing.

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.

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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