Jan 26, 2023  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biological Sciences

James MacKenzie, Chair
Shineman Center
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The Department of Biological Sciences offers several newly revised degree programs in biology and zoology focusing on modern biology and science as process. From molecules to ecosystems, these programs provide solid foundations in a variety of sub-disciplines that culminate in our research and evolution capstone courses.

Through selection of appropriate courses in consultation with faculty advisors, students should be prepared to enter graduate programs, professional programs, and/or the workforce. Faculty expertise covers broad areas of molecular bio-sciences, microbiology, plant, fungal, and animal organismal studies, microbiology, developmental biology, genetics, ecology and conservation biology, and our curricula, course offerings, and undergraduate research opportunities reflect that expertise. Our facilities for teaching and research include Rice Creek Field Station, the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Center, and the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Center.

The Department offers an Honors Program in the major for exceptional students, and oversees the Martin V. Torok Memorial Award, the Norman J. and Elsie H. Gillette Award in biology, the Zoology Senior Award, and the Halliday Summer Research Program.

A biology certification in education program for grades 7-12 and a science concentration in biology for grades 1-6 are offered. Articulation agreements with SUNY Upstate health science programs are also available, see the Biological Sciences website for more information.



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