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Are you planning to attend medical school? Interested in a career as a veterinarian or a dentist? Do you want to carry out research with faculty? Our graduates have done all of these. Whatever your aspirations, if biology fascinates you and you are thinking about building your future around it then SUNY Plattsburgh is the place for you.
The department offers five academic majors as well as minors in biology, botany and bioinformatics. All of our academic programs provide a challenging curriculum with a solid foundation in chemistry, physics, and mathematics in addition to a broad offering of courses in biology.
If you enjoy biology, chemistry, and lab work and are looking for a challenging career with an excellent job outlook then the med-tech/cytotech program may be for you. Most of our graduates have multiple job offers by the time they complete their clinical internship. For more information please visit the med-tech/cytotech program pages.
The Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee can help you choose the right health career for you. If you decide to continue your studies in medical school, veterinary school, or other related disciplines the committee can help you prepare for graduate schools.
Our students’ undergraduate research projects have resulted in numerous student publications, research grants, and presentations at national and international conferences. We actively engage our students in research through participation in faculty-mentored research projects (Bio 495) and the unique Cellular Biochemistry Research Experience (Bio 490).
The Department of Biological Sciences moved into brand new facilities in the completely renovated Hudson Hall in fall 2013. Hudson Hall houses not only the Department of Biological Sciences, but the departments of Chemistry, Physics and the Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences. The building was renovated at a cost in excess of $24 million with an additional $4 million spent on equipping the labs and teaching spaces. The resulting teaching and research facilities are bright and airy and offer students an excellent learning environment and the opportunity to work with the most up-to-date equipment.
If you would like more information about biological sciences at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Dr. Neil Buckley, Chair
Office: Beaumont Hall 444
Phone: (518) 564-3155