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BA IN Biology

College of Arts and Sciences

Biology Department

On Campus

Study a wide range of biological topics in the classroom, the laboratory and the field.

From tracking tiny molecules to examining entire ecosystems, you’ll engage in the process of science by studying a wide range of biological topics in the classroom, the laboratory and the field.  You’ll use these experiences to apply learning to real scientific questions and to understand the impact of science on society.

We offer both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. The BA offers an increased level of flexibility for students who are interested in double-majoring, minoring, or planning to spend a year abroad.  For those who are interested in teaching (K-12), scientific writing or a career in law, a BA in science creates the chance to do more courses in education, political science, philosophy, and other fields.

Facilities 

Rogers Hall features dynamic, interactive classrooms and lab space, a vibrant state-of-the-art greenhouse and an exterior green wall in the shape of a double helix. The sustainability of the building itself demonstrates the environmental conservation that's taught within its walls.

Our greenhouse, animal room, cell culture lab, and microbiology spaces are dynamic lab spaces where students and faculty immerse themselves in work that addresses a wide array of biological questions.  

Faculty

Our experienced faculty are passionate about their field. With their extensive knowledge and background, they are prepared to work closely with you as you pursue a degree in biology. Meet your professors.

Rogers Science Hall

Rogers Science Hall

Faculty-Student Relationships

Students work closely with faculty on course-embedded research projects throughout the curriculum due to small class sizes.  Students have the opportunity to engage in a wide array of ongoing collaborative research projects with individual faculty outside of the classroom through independent study projects, senior capstone experiences and summer.  Students completing this research have opportunities to present their research at regional and national conferences, as well as the potential to publish their work in QUEST, the Queens Undergraduate Research Journal, or in international biological journals.

Research From Day 1

Green Team
Clubs and OrganizationsGet Involved: Biology Clubs
Students can get involved with Biology clubs like the Green Team, Biological Honor Society (Tri-Beta), Pre-Vet Club and Equestrian Club.
Celine Kong
Student StoriesCeline Kong '17
“[While interning at MD Anderson Cancer Center], I conducted independent research on Circulating cell-free DNA in serum vs. plasma of Leukemic Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma patients. It was exciting to work with researchers in the Dermatology Department."
QUEST Scientific Journal
Extended ClassroomQUEST Scientific Journal
This student-run scientific journal gives you the opportunity to publish research in a peer-reviewed journal.

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