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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

Four sisters present ‘Family Tree’ exhibition

Oct. 25, 2022
The siblings’ art and poetry exhibition runs through Dec. 2 in Dowd Gallery.

Student researches the science of smell 

Sept. 13, 2022
A SUNY Cortland undergraduate summer research fellowship was used to develop a biosensor. 

BBC Documentary features Cortland’s Adirondack campus 

Sept. 12, 2022
Frozen Planet II features the Parks Family Outdoor Center’s tough turtles. 

Every day is Arbor Day for this Red Dragon

April 29, 2022
Melinda Clancy ’13 hand-picks thousands of trees to plant in New York City each year.

NSF grant to fund research on sustainable milk production

March 7, 2022
A $1 million grant will help fund full-time summer research experience for two students annually for the next four years.

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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