Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Minor



Why a Biology Degree From Le Moyne?

Do you want to discover cures for diseases or increase access to fresh produce in underserved communities? Are you passionate about wildlife and protecting endangered species? Maybe you dream of becoming a doctor or veterinarian.

Pursuing a biology degree at Le Moyne, you’ll investigate living beings and ecosystems large and small, conduct scientific research and find solutions for challenges that threaten our well-being and the future of all species. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to pursue advanced degrees and a range of careers in agriculture, conservation and environmental science, healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry, animal welfare and research and education.

The Smallest Cells to the Largest Ecosystems

Studying biology on the Heights will introduce you to distinguished researchers, seminars and research with faculty.

Biology Undergraduate Degrees

Along with the biological sciences majors, the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences offers dual majors and minors.

Environmental Science Systems Undergraduate Degrees

The B.S. degree in environmental science systems provides the foundations for professional careers and graduate study. The B.A. is ideal if you plan to pair your major with another major or minor.

Biology Courses

Your biology courses will cover cell and molecular biology, chemical principles and organic chemistry. Other courses may include genetics, toxicology, bioinformatics, botany, the biology of sharks and global climate systems.

Research and Scholarship Opportunity

The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship provides scholarships for talented juniors and seniors majoring in STEM fields to become secondary school teachers. Each scholar will receive up to full tuition for the fall and spring semesters.

The research interests of the Le Moyne biology faculty range from the genetic structure of animal populations to the molecular underpinnings of the aging process to the effects of anthropogenic factors.

Biology Careers & Median Salaries

$103,810 Biochemist

$80,840 Biology Professor

$76,480 Marine Biologist

$229,300 Physician

$103,260 Veterinarian

When you graduate with a degree in biology, you’ll be prepared to pursue advanced degrees or a wide-range of careers.

The health and well-being of humans, animals and the environment around the world are linked. We all carry the burden of addressing shared environmental and social concerns. I am especially interested in the propagation of animal welfare and ethics. I want to do my part to help address animal overpopulation and provide service to pets and people in the community. Keeping pets healthy keeps people healthy, too.”

Hunter Powell ’20, Veterinary Student at Cornell University
St. Ignatius

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