Our Programs

The BS program in biology provides an excellent platform for careers in biotechnology and biomedical sciences, health sciences, environmental assessment and management, or education. It also builds a foundation for pre-health professional students, including those interested in pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dental or any other medical profession.

We also offer MS and PhD programs in interdisciplinary bioscience and biotechnology. Students in the graduate program focus on one of four areas: molecular bioscience & biotechnology; biomedical sciences & neuroscience; computational biology & bioinformatics; or ecology, evolution & the environment.

Undergraduate Programs
97% University Placement Total for 2018
84% Employed
10% Continuing Ed
3% Alternative

Department Spotlight

Thomas Lufkin

Prof. Thomas Lufkin, the Bayard and Virginia Clarkson Endowed Chair in Biology, has awarded $459,000 from The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development division of the NIH. Read More.

Michael Twiss

Clarkson Professor of Biology Michael Twiss is now serving as president of the International Association for Great Lakes Research. Read More.


Biology Professor Dr. Andrew David was recently awarded funding from the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative and the Nantucket Shellfish Association to examine the cause of aquatic diseases in farmed shellfish in the waters around Nantucket Island. Read More

Tom Langen

Clarkson Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences Tom Langen has found that there is an increase in vehicle-deer accidents during a full moon.Langen worked with colleagues from the University of Salamanca, Spain. Read More.    

Department Research