What will I learn?

The Biology program at New Paltz offers students excellent preparation for graduate school, medical school, or a career in industry or one of the many allied health fields. Our faculty-mentored research opportunities are unparalleled, and our modern, research-quality instrumentation enables students to pursue every interest from molecular signaling and environmental conservation to neurophysiology and animal behavior.

Within the Biology curriculum, students may choose one of five tracks, one leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree and four leading to a Bachelor of Science degree:

(1) Biology (BA degree track)

(2) Cellular Biology (BS degree track)

(3) Environmental Biology (BS degree track)

(4) Integrative Biology (BS degree track)

(5) Organismal Biology (BS degree track).

In addition to these programs, the Department of Biology offers the core Biology courses required for students interested in pursuing a Pre-Health/Pre-Medical program of study. Two accelerated medical programs with other institutions are currently in place: 1) the seven-year, dual-degree BS/Doctor of Optometry program with the SUNY College of Optometry and 2) the seven-year, dual-degree BS/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program with the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Departments of Biology and Chemistry also offer an interdisciplinary major in Biochemistry leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. The curricular requirements are found here.

A grade of C- or better is required to advance from General Biology I (BIO201) to General Biology II (BIO 202) and from General Biology II (BIO202) to Genetics (BIO320). A minimum grade of C- in Genetics (BIO320) is a prerequisite for several upper-division Biology courses.

Which department am I in?

School of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
$17,998.00 (13,37,147) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 December 2021, 1 May 2022

Start date

24 January 2022, 29 August 2022


School of Science and Engineering

Science Hall, Room 153, SUNY New Paltz,

1 Hawk Drive,


New York,

12561, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To qualify for the BS in Electrical Engineering + MS in Electrical Engineering program, students must have completed the first semester of their junior year in residence at SUNY New Paltz with an overall SUNY New Paltz GPA of at least 3.0.

For international students

Students must have a high school degree and a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (or an 85% grade average or higher).

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL iBT – 80; IELTS - 6.5; PTE Academic – 58; Duolingo English Test – 105. Application Deadlines: December 1 for Spring semester (January start); May 1 for Fall semester (August start).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About State University of New York at New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an affordable yet high-quality university offering a diverse range of programs.

  • Affordable, high-quality university
  • Small class sizes with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Builds future professionals with lasting skills
  • Academic English pathway program available