Biology Degree in Buffalo, NY: Earn Your Bachelor's Toward a Career in Ecology or Health/Medical Fields

Biology Degree in Buffalo, NY: Earn Your Bachelor's Toward a Career in Ecology or Health/Medical Fields

Biology (B.S.)

Prepare yourself for a fulfilling career path in ecology or health, which includes preparation for medical or veterinary school. Meet our science, math and technology faculty.

Biology (B.S.)

About the Program

You ask questions and are always looking to learn more. You harbor a deep interest in science, technology and the natural world. Medaille's Bachelor of Science in Biology is right for a student like you, someone who enjoys working with data and distinguishing logical pathways of cause and effect. Gain hands-on experience in our newly built chemistry lab and out in the field, while you target your studies to your interests, preparing for a career in healthcare, research, environmental conservation, biotechnology, forensics, communication or economics.


Admission Requirements

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Courses, Requirements & Policies

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New Chemistry Lab at Medaille College


Medaille's biology degree opens doors for careers in ecology and health, including:

Healthcare: Degree includes prerequisite course work for continued study to become a doctor, veterinarian, dentist or healthcare professional.

Research: Research can be conducted across a variety of specializations, most commonly medical and life sciences. Researchers can be employed by universities, hospitals, research institutes, industry and businesses.

Environmental Conservation: Biologists in these positions generally work with recovery and conservation programs for endangered species, as well as educating the public. Conservationists can be employed by nonprofit organizations, state and federal governments, charities and consultancies.

Biotechnology: Skills in biology are utilized to develop and enhance technology across a variety of platforms, including consumer goods, agriculture, food science, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Forensics: Biologists interested in forensics can specialize in anthropology, odontology, crime scene forensics and pathology (may require further study).

Communication: Biologists are often utilized in the world of media to inform and educate the public on a variety of scientific issues. Positions are common in the media (TV and film), publishing (magazines and journals), and industry (product literature and website content).

Economics: Biologists in this field often work in government and look at the relationship between a biological issue and its economic impact on society – i.e. pollution, deforestation, air quality, etc.

The environment is telling us stories, and we need to be listening. We have to look carefully at what the environmental indicators are saying. That's how we learned that DDT (a synthetic organic compound used as an insecticide) was affecting eagles and other birds of prey.

Bernadette Clabeaux '05, Ph.D.

Your education in biology extends far beyond the classroom, thanks to Medaille College educators like adjunct faculty member Timothy O'Day and clinical assistant professor Bernadette Clabeaux '05, Ph.D. Their passion for helping animals and the natural environment is showcased in their work on campus and beyond.

Dr. Clabeaux and Professor O'Day Rehabilitating an Owl


Call: (716) 880-2000

Program News

Wetland Donation Provides a “Living Laboratory” for Medaille’s Biology Students

Biology students at Medaille will now have 10 acres of land in Amherst to use as a "living laboratory" to study ecology, thanks to a wetland donation made by Frank and Jeanette Levin.

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