Biology (BS)

Biology (BS)

128 credits
Major Requirements
31 credits
General Education Core
27 credits
Major Electives
9 credits
Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses
22 credits
Free Electives
39 credits
What can you do with this degree?
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.

Our biology degree program in Buffalo has produced graduates that have gone on to careers as:

Government Biologists
Industry Scientists
Academic Researchers

Medaille students have completed internships at unique sites such as:

Corning Museum of Glass
Hawk Creek Wildlife Center
The Buffalo Zoo
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
About the Program 

What sets Medaille’s biology degree program in New York apart?  

  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • New chemistry lab scheduled to begin construction in May 2017
  • Work shoulder to shoulder with a faculty of active practitioners and researchers in the lab and in the field
  • Opportunities for teaching local youth through the Science in Bloom program
  • Complete a dual program in biology and veterinary technology — with two degrees — in just four years
  • Research opportunities alongside Medaille faculty that allow you to explore your passions
  • The Life Sciences Club, which exposes you to career topics relating to the life sciences professions
  • With the study of life being so broad, it makes sense that biology degree graduates can follow similarly broad and wide-ranging careers. Depending on individual interests, biology careers can lead to the study of living organisms such as animals, plants, humans or even bacteria. This investigation will help develop biological knowledge and improve the understanding of living processes for a number of different purposes, including treatment of disease and sustaining the natural environment.

Biology (BS) Program Faculty

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    Dr. Justin Griffiths

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of the Practice of Chemistry

    Office: SC203

    Phone: (716) 880-2120


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    Dr. Csaba Marosan

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

    Phone: (716) 880-2329


  • Vochita Mihai
    Vochita Mihai, Ph.D.

    Chair, Department of Science, Mathematics & Technology , Professor, Department of Science, Mathematics & Technology

    Office: H226

    Phone: (716) 880-2291


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  • Bernadette Clabeaux, Ph.D.
    Bernadette Clabeaux, Ph.D.

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biology, Director, Honors Program

    Office: Huber 219

    Phone: (716) 880-2123


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    Dr. Satamita Samanta

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor the Practice of Chemistry

    Phone: (716) 880-2301


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    Ryan Woodcock

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biology, Program Director Biology

    Office: Huber 218

    Phone: (716) 880-2469


You have an exciting journey ahead —
and we’ll be there every step of the way.

Medaille College is the place for students who want to change their world and improve the lives of their communities through their careers as leaders, advocates and professionals. Each one of Medaille’s undergraduate programs prepares you for the workplace through hands-on learning experiences in and out of the classroom.

Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000

  • Personalized support
  • Student-centered environment
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Vibrant campus located in the heart of the City of Buffalo Relevant real-world experiences
  • More than two-dozen clubs and activities
  • Successful NCAA Division III athletic teams



Phone: (716) 880-2000

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