The biological sciences, including biotechnology, biomedicine and environmental science, encompass the most rapidly developing areas in science today. The Clarkson Department of Biology itself is growing rapidly in number of faculty and students — both undergraduate and graduate — and our reputation for excellence in teaching and research continues to expand.
Our faculty members are internationally known as leaders in research and education. We are interdisciplinary, collaborating with colleagues in engineering, chemistry, the health science professional programs and other fields across campus and around the world.
We conduct state-of-the-art research and scholarly work that provides an exceptional learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. We also offer and help students participate in off-campus learning experiences during the academic year and in the summer. A distinctive and differentiating feature of our BS programs is a unique symbiosis between graduate and undergraduate research and learning.
Many undergraduates get involved in cutting-edge research projects alongside MS and PhD students. All of our students complete at least one professional experience, and many pursue multiple research, teaching, clinical and other professional experiences.
Our students actively discover, innovate and learn, working closely with faculty mentors on projects that address both fundamental and practical challenges.