Biology Major

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SUNY Oneonta biology majors can choose from one general track and three specialized tracks: Liberal Arts-Biology, Ecology & Field Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Cell & Molecular Biology. More than 40 courses, taught on a two-year cycle, will allow you to further tailor the program to your interests.

Additional opportunities for students with more specialized career goals are available, including a pre-health professions program, a 5-year combined bachelor's and master’s program in biology, 4-3 cooperative programs in physical and occupational therapy, and an early assurance physician assistant program with Albany Medical College.

Outside of the classroom, you'll have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience with advanced topics, including independent study, research and service-learning projects, internships and intensive field courses. Campus tools and facilities include an anatomy & physiology lab equipped with a life-size virtual dissection table, research laboratories, controlled environment animal rooms, plant growth chambers, greenhouses, an herbarium, a tissue culture room and radiation facilities.  

At the college’s Cooperstown Campus, the 2,600-acre Biological Field Station facility on the shores of Otsego Lake has 12 major buildings housing laboratories, classrooms, conference spaces, offices and equipment for research support. A well-equipped research vessel and several smaller boats provide access for teaching and research in aquatic biology and limnology.

Contact
Biology Department
112 Science Building 1
607-436-3703

Spotlight
Cheyenne Pommelle

Cheyenne Pommelle

"I’ve always loved animals. I always knew I wanted to be a veterinarian and fell in love with the field pretty early on. I want to work with big, exotic animals in a zoo. But I also have learned here at SUNY Oneonta that I enjoy the research side of things, too, so maybe I’ll do a combination of the two."