The Department of Biological Sciences offers major programs in biology (HEGIS 0401) and environmental science (HEGIS 0420), each leading to a BS degree. The biology major has three concentrations: general biology, pre-professional biology and pre-physical therapy. A major in biochemistry is offered through the Department of Chemistry. The Department of Biological Sciences also offers a minor in biology.
Chair: T. D'Aversa; Professors: F. Fazio, J. Stabile; Professor Emeritus: G. Pappas; Associate Professors: T. D'Aversa, Y. Kang, E. Muller ; Visiting Assistant Professor: P. Letourneau; Health Professions Advisor: J. Stabile.
The major programs of the Department of Biological Sciences are designed to meet the needs of students preparing for graduate study, professional schools and careers in laboratory research or the allied health sciences. The curriculum is based on the concept that knowledge in a natural science such as biology is essential to the intellectual development of a college student.
The Department of Biological Sciences offers accelerated programs in chiropractic medicine (New York Chiropractic College) and podiatry (New York College of Podiatric Medicine), and early acceptance and accelerated programs for osteopathic medicine, dentistry and pharmacy (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine). Students who desire to participate in the accelerated or early acceptance programs must contact and make their intentions known to the health professions advisor in the fall semester of their freshman year. In order to be considered for a letter of recommendation by the Health professions Committee, students must have a minimum cumulative index of3.0 and a minimum science index of 3.2. Students are encouraged to meet with the Biology chair during their freshman year to develop a four-year program plan.
Teacher Certification - Grades 7-12
Students wishing to major in biology and receive teacher certification for grades 7-12 must complete all the requirements for the BS in biology, which include the requisite 45 credits in science, as well as 33 credits in education outlined in this catalog. This program will require a minimum of 144 credits.
ProgramsBachelor of ScienceNon-Degree