Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

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.


NSF grant to promote STEM among underrepresented students

July 20, 2021
Workshops, seminars and undergraduate research will benefit first-year and transfer students.

Globe-traveling photographer documents melting ice caps

April 20, 2021
David Thoreson’s art exposes the truth about climate change.

Promoting an inclusive scientific workforce

April 5, 2021
Marcus Lambert will discuss diversity in STEM on April 13.

Scholar discusses adding diversity in sciences

Nov. 3, 2020
It’s no accident that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields lack equity.

Emma Schulz Repeats as First Team Academic All-American

June 30, 2020
The junior biology major earned national first-team honors for the second straight year.


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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