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BS IN Biology

College of Arts and Sciences

Biology Department

On Campus

Engage in the process of science by studying 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 Science degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. Our flexible curriculum allows majors to design their own combination of natural science and mathematics courses to earn the BS degree in biology. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for a variety of career paths including graduate studies, research careers and pre-professional studies in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and physical therapy.

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 features 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 One

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."
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.
QUEST Scientific Journal
Extended ClassroomQUEST Scientific Journal
This student-run scientific journal gives you the opportunity to publish research in a peer-reviewed journal. You'll gain experience in the process of publishing research.

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