With a focus on research and preparation for professional degrees, the department is comprised of supportive professors and peers who get to know you.
This department emphasizes hands-on learning in the labs, which complements what you study in the classroom and familiarizes you with state-of-the-art, industry-grade equipment. You also have great access to professors who are world-class researchers and love to take on research projects with students to help them pursue their passions, prepare for graduate school, and most importantly — make a difference in the world.
The Biology Department works closely with the Center for Graduate School and Fellowship Advisement. This office offers pre-health advising for students interested in medical or healthcare careers, and connects students with prestigious fellowships and research grants.
Not only do you have these support services on campus, but you also have New York City at your disposal. Internships and opportunities at the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Botanical Gardens, the Bronx Zoo, and hundreds of medical centers and hospitals are just a short subway ride away from campus.
Meet a Biology Major: Sana Saeed
Under the guidance of her adviser, Dr. Mayer, biology major Sana Saeed is conducting a research project on the interactions between anti-malarial and anti-retroviral medications for patients in Nigeria.
This department offers the following major and minor programs:
Biology - B.S.: This degree prepares you for graduate school and professional careers. You will take groups of courses in several areas of study that are geared toward a specific career objective. These areas of study include pre-medical/dental, pre-professional, research, environmental biology, education, general studies in biology and pre-physical therapy.
Biology - B.A: This degree program is intended for students who want to pursue medical and pharmaceutical sales, medical writing, careers in public health and safety, and the insurance industry as it relates to health care. You are encouraged to minor or concentrate in the humanities, social science or business disciplines.