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

Faculty, Students to Study Invasive Jumping Worms

The research is supported by a $95,000 grant from the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Class Creates 'Flying Frogs' Proposal

Students visited the Adirondacks to hatch fixes for the park's economic and environmental issues.

SUNY Cortland earns elite “gold” status for being “green”

SUNY Cortland has once again been recognized as one of the most sustainable campuses in the nation.

Students learn philosophy of philanthropy

A national program to train grant managers directed $10,000 to local charities.

SUNY Cortland student receives prestigious Goldwater scholarship

Junior Jeremy Collings is a conservation biology major and an accomplished researcher.

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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