The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences is to create the physical and intellectual atmosphere that will enable our faculty, staff and students to achieve excellence in teaching and research. Our programs are designed to help foster a life-long curiosity about biology while developing the intellectual and technical skills needed to pursue careers in biology.
The department offers B.A., B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology. Graduate students can focus their studies in two areas of specialization within the department - Cell/Molecular Biology and Ecology. We also offer certificate programs in Conservation Biology and in Bioinformatics.
The department has research laboratories in Larkin Hall at the Rose Hill campus and at the Louis Calder Center - Biological Field Station in Armonk, NY. The Calder Center provides opportunities for students, faculty and visiting scientists to study relatively undisturbed biological communities near an urban center, and to offers urban students an opportunity to examine the natural world scientifically.