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Majors/Minors

Adolescence Education: Biology (7-12) [ABI] (Major)

This major in the Biological Sciences Department leads to New York state certification to teach biology in grades 7-12.

Career Potential

  • Biology teacher (grades 7-12)

Program Details for Adolescence Education: Biology (7-12) [ABI]

Biology [BIO] (Major)

The biology major provides a solid foundation in biology yet retains considerable flexibility. Students in this major can prepare for a variety of biology-related employment opportunities or for entry into graduate or professional schools.

Career Potential

  • Medical professions
  • Environmental biologist
  • Research scientist
  • Laboratory technologist
  • Molecular biologist

Program Details for Biology [BIO]

Biology: Concentration in Environmental Science [BIO/ENVS] (Major)

This major in the Biological Sciences Department provides a focused exposure to environmentally related areas of biology.

Career Potential

  • Environmental consultant
  • Fish and wildlife biologist
  • Conservation biologist
  • Ecologist

Note: It is highly recommended that students in the environmental science concentration take or become proficient in public speaking, computer applications and computer graphics.

Program Details for Biology: Concentration in Environmental Science [BIO/ENVS]

Biomedical Sciences [BMS] (Major)

The Biological Sciences Department offers the Biomedical Sciences interdisciplinary major which provides the knowledge base and the physical and cognitive skills to successfully pursue professional careers or graduate programs in biomedical fields.

Career Potential

  • Medical professional
  • Molecular biologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Medical technologist
  • Geneticist

Program Details for Biomedical Sciences [BMS]

Conservation Biology [CON] (Major)

This major in the Biological Sciences Department provides a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and preserving Earth’s plant and animal species and the ecosystems on which they depend. Students in this major can prepare for entry into a variety of environmental professions or graduate school.

Career Potential

  • Ecologist
  • Naturalist
  • Field Biologist
  • Environmental Educator
  • Wildlife Ecologist

Program Details for Conservation Biology [CON]

Cooperative Program with the New York Chiropractic College (Cooperative)

Biological Sciences Department
Peter Ducey, chair
Bowers Hall, Room 241
607-753-2715

This program leads to the award of the B.S. in biology from SUNY Cortland and the doctor of chiropractic degree from the New York Chiropractic College. A student spends the first three years of this program at SUNY Cortland and the remaining years at the New York Chiropractic College. After completing one year at the New York Chiropractic College, the student is awarded a B.S. in biology from SUNY Cortland.

Program Details for Cooperative Program with the New York Chiropractic College

2+2 Cooperative Program in Medical Technology with the SUNY Upstate Medical University (Cooperative)

Biological Sciences Department
Peter Ducey, chair
Bowers Hall, Room 241
607-753-2715

This program leads to the award of the bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the SUNY Upstate Medical University. A student spends the first two years of this program at SUNY Cortland and the final two years at the SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Program Details for 2+2 Cooperative Program in Medical Technology with the SUNY Upstate Medical University

3+2 Cooperative Program in Forestry or Environmental Management with Duke University (Cooperative)

Biological Sciences Department
Peter Ducey, chair
Bowers Hall, Room 241
607-753-2715

This program leads to the award of the B.S. in biology from SUNY Cortland and the master of forestry or master of environmental management degree from Duke University. A student spends the first three years of this program at SUNY Cortland and the final two years at Duke University.

Program Details for 3+2 Cooperative Program in Forestry or Environmental Management with Duke University

Biology Minor [BIO] (Minor)

Biological Sciences Department
Peter Ducey, chair
Bowers Hall, Room 241
607)-53-2715
 

Program Details for Biology Minor [BIO]