From tracking tiny molecules to examining entire ecosystems, the emphasis of the Biology Department is to teach students how science works so that you'll understand the use of scientific method, the impact of science on society, and the structure and operation of the natural world.
We offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and Bachelor of Science degrees in three specialized tracks: general biology, ecology, and pre-professional studies for those planning to pursue graduate-level study in fields like medicine, veterinary medicine and occupational or physical therapy. Minors are offered in biological sciences, environmental biology and human biology. Biology majors may also work through the Cato School of Education to earn licensure to teach at the high school level.
At Queens, we focus on delivering the background you'll need to succeed as scientists in today's world. In addition to imparting a broad knowledge base that encompasses the core of biology, you'll learn how to communicate scientific knowledge effectively via both oral and written mediums. We'll encourage you to engage in the world of science... in the lab, in the field, and in internship settings. And we'll impart a deep appreciation for the ethical standards that undergird science as a discipline.
After You Graduate
Many of our graduates have entered masters or doctoral programs in areas as diverse as environmental science, horticulture, and cellular or molecular biology, while other students go on to medical school, dental school or allied health programs for careers in physical therapy, pharmacology, and occupational therapy.
Career paths open to biology majors are diverse and include positions in education, research, laboratory work, parks and museums, pharmaceutical and medical sales, non-profits and industry.