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.

Kevin Susice

Clarkson graduate student Kevin Susice ’18, of Saint Regis Falls, has recently received the Robert W. Carroll Endowed Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Read More.

Tom Langen

Clarkson Biology Chair 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