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
84% Employed
10% Continuing Ed
3% Alternative

Department Spotlight


Clarkson’s Mathematical Biology Team Science Research Experience for Undergrads (MBioTS REU) Successfully Completes its First Summer. Read more.

Kelsey Cullen (‘22) and Maria Pelusi (‘22)

Clarkson Applying Novel Techniques to Study the Microbiome of the St Lawrence River. Read more

Kenneth Wallace

Clarkson University Biology Professor Kenneth Wallace was recently awarded a $429,000 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development at the National Institute of Health (NIH) to investigate the development of intestinal stem cells using the zebrafish vertebrate model system.  Read More

Department Research