Biological Sciences Department - SUNY Cortland

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

Scholars of the Year Represent Broad Range of Majors

A national honors society’s “Scholars of the Year” represent a diverse range of majors — from biomedical sciences to business economics.

Two Seniors First to Earn Service Distinction on Diploma

The new recognition honors students for service learning and civic engagement.

Student Researcher’s Work Blends Biology and Literature

Junior Anna Grygiel excels in two different majors while exploring both in her research.

Hear the Buzz? SUNY Cortland is a National Bee Campus

It's only the sixth college in the nation to earn the pollinator-friendly title

Scientific Bonding: Alumni Open Doors for Future Researchers

Two alumni, now successful doctors, created a research fellowship in honor of a favorite professor.

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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