The Biological Sciences, including biotechnology, biomedicine, and environmental science encompass the most rapidly expanding and developing areas in science today. The Clarkson Biology Department itself is rapidly growing in faculty and students (undergraduate and graduate), and our reputation for excellence in teaching and research continue to grow.
Our faculty members are internationally known as leaders in research and education. Clarkson Biology strengths include biomaterials and regenerative medicine, molecular genetics and development, bioinformatics, and evolutionary and ecosystem ecology. We are interdisciplinary, and collaborate with colleagues in engineering, chemistry, the Health Science Professional Programs, and others across campus and around the world.
The B.S. degree in Biology provides an excellent platform for careers in biotechnology and biomedical sciences, health sciences, environmental assessment and management, or education. It provides a strong foundation for pre-health professional students, including those who are pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dental or any other medical profession.
We also offer M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Biotechnology. Students within the graduate program focus in one of four areas (Molecular Bioscience & Biotechnology, Biomedical Science & Neuroscience, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Ecology, Evolution & Environment), but the curriculum is highly interdisciplinary and flexible. Some Biology faculty members also advise students in the Environmental Science and Engineering M.S. and Ph.D. programs.