Biology Major

As a biology major, you’ll benefit from a strong, comprehensive foundation in the central areas of biology and related sciences. You also can choose from specialized study as you prepare for a variety of biology-related employment opportunities or for entry into graduate or professional schools.

Career Potential

You may find yourself in an exciting career as

  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical scientist
  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Forester and land manager
  • Health care professional (nurse, physician, physical therapist)
  • Water ecologist

Concentration Option: Environmental Science

The concentration in environmental science provides a focused exposure to environmentally related areas of biology.


Take the opportunity to study overseas in countries such as:

  • Australia
  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • India
  • United Kingdom

Engage in internships throughout the country in many fields:

  • Conservation education
  • Hospitals and health care facilities
  • Environmental analysis
  • Physical therapy
  • Nature centers
  • Research

Special Features

  • Well-equipped on-campus facilities including greenhouses, a molecular biology laboratory, tissue culture laboratories and a scanning electron microscope
  • Outstanding field facilities at Hoxie Gorge 7 miles from campus and the W.H. Parks Family Outdoor Center in the heart of the Adirondacks
  • Cooperative programs with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Duke University and Northeast College of Health Sciences
  • Research opportunities with faculty

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Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities:

Student Clubs

Honor Societies

Beta Beta Beta, National Biological Honor Society

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Bowers Hall, Room 240
Phone: 607-753-2715
Fax: 607-753-5455

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 120


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Outstanding Student Research Award
  • Outstanding Teacher Potential in Biological Sciences
  • Norman B. Reynolds Memorial Award
  • Aldo Leopold Award

See all scholarship opportunities

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