Biology at Clarkson is something you do while you learn. You gain an understanding, using a hands-on approach, of the core concepts of biology, including health and biomedical science (human and animal), biotechnology & biomolecular science, and environmental science.
In our Biology undergraduate bachelor's degree program, you take lab courses, do independent research under faculty mentors, gain experience through internships and work together within clubs and professional societies to expand your horizons in the biology field. Faculty mentors help you find professional internships. Pre-health professional students pursue the Medicine and Healthcare Minor and work with the Pre-Health Sciences Advising Program.
You can study human anatomy lab using cadavers, analyze water quality on research-vessel cruises along the Saint Lawrence River, or learn how to be a health practitioner by being a health coach to real patients — opportunities not offered at other universities. Our undergraduate Biology program emphasizes hands-on, team-based learning. You can work in the human anatomy lab using cadavers or study limnology on research-vessel cruises on the Saint Lawrence River — opportunities not offered at other universities. In our advanced molecular biology lab, as well as at the Trudeau Institute, a biomedical research organization, we use graduate-level lab techniques and sophisticated instruments. Our work combines the research opportunities of a large university with the close, caring community of a small college and prepares you for graduate work or a successful career in industry.
The Department of Biology will host undergraduate online courses for Summer 2020, including:
- BY115 - Intro to Environmental Sustainability
- BY130 - Contemporary Issues in Environmental Science
- BY160 - Biology II - Cell & Molecular Biology
- BY214 - Genetics
- BY320 - Microbiology
Clarkson undergraduate students and eligible undergraduate students from other higher education institutions can now access Clarkson’s COVID-19 Scholarship for 2020 undergraduate summer courses offered online at the University. The scholarship ensures each undergraduate student pays no more than $1,600 per course (valued at $3,200). Learn more about all Clarkson summer courses and the Clarkson COVID-19 scholarship.