If you are interested in the molecular, cellular, and organismal make up of life, then biology is for you. You can earn a B.A. or a B.S. degree in biology, or pursue a minor in it. You can also take advantage of a degree in biology with focus on environmental science.

Biology also shares in such interdisciplinary majors as biochemisty and biological and medical physics.

You’ll receive the preparation you need to follow such career paths or graduate specialties as:

  • Botany
  • Environmental biology
  • Marine biology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Zoology

You will also be prepared for medical, dental, or veterinary schools.

Sample Courses

Core coursework covers biology, genetics, and ecology. Sample courses include:

  • Biology of Cancer
  • Advanced Neuroscience
  • Animal Communication
  • Conservation Biology
  • Evolutionary Medicine

Practical Experience

Extensive biological field and extracurricular opportunities will enable you to earn hands-on experience in the industry.

  • Gain research experience by working in the labs of biology faculty.
  • Participate in the annual Undergraduate Research Conference.
  • Get involved with TriBeta, the undergraduate student-run life sciences interest group.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with a study abroad experience during your college years. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., SU Abroad has more than 100 programs in 60 countries.

Life after Syracuse University

With a degree in Biology, you can explore such careers as:

  • Medical doctor
  • Environmental scientist
  • Botanist
  • Dentist
  • Clinical researcher
  • Marine biologist
  • Biology teacher

Or, pursue a graduate degree medicine, chemistry, education, public health, public administration, or more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.

Learn more about Biology.