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    Why Study Biological Sciences at Le Moyne College?

    Discover the smallest cells or explore the largest ecosystems. Consider our interactions with the environment and the contributions of all living things. Identify solutions and add to the growing body of knowledge that will meet the challenges of today’s human health and environmental issues.  Understand life.

    Program Highlights

    As a biology major, you’ll discover and pursue your own curiosities about the nature of life, and have the opportunity to study ecosystems both locally and abroad, meet and network with distinguished researchers and professionals through regularly scheduled seminars, conduct research alongside faculty and present work at regional and national conferences.  

    Our Stories


    Photo Ashley Louven

    Ashley Louven

    / 2017

    I traveled to Ecuador.

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    Photo Hilary McManus

    Hilary McManus

    Biology /

    The lab from which Hilary McManus, Ph.D., operates is about to change

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    Photo Nhat Le

    Nhat Le

    / 2017

    We really want experience and exposure to the real world, and this program allows us to do that.

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    Our rigorous curriculum, dedicated faculty, and student-focused approach will prepare you for careers in the health professions, field and laboratory research as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology. Some of the work of our recent graduates includes:

    • Physican 
    • Dentist 
    • Research Scientist 
    • Optometrist 
    • Physician Assistant 
    • Conservation Biologist 
    • Pharmaceutical Research 
    • Physical Therapist 
    • Bioengineer 
    • Teacher 
    • Forensic Scientist 
    • Occupational Therapist


    Biological Sciences Major (B.A. and B.S.)

    Concentration in pre-engineering

    Distinctive Courses: Ecology of the Galapagos (which includes travel to the Galapagos Archipelago), Diseases and Disorders of the Nervous System, Biology of Sharks, Field Ornithology, Toxicology, Environmental Research: Iceland (which includes travel to Iceland), Biology of Cancer, Bioinformatics

    Biology Minor

    Learn More in our Academic Catalog

    Get in Touch

    Contact the Department Chair:

    Dr. Beth Mitchell


    (315) 445-4509


    Contact the Department:

    Coyne Science Center 215
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road
    Syracuse, NY 13214


    (315) 445-4423