What will I learn?

The Department of Biology provides a challenging and stimulating curriculum that fosters critical thinking and promotes scientific curiosity on current topics in the biological sciences.

As an undergraduate or graduate student, you will benefit from our faculty’s unrivalled expertise in a wide variety of subjects including molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics, ecology, evolution, microbiology, genetics, ornithology, marine biology, and urban farming.

The B.S in Biology is designed to prepare students for graduate or professional studies as well as for entering the job market. Students can elect to specialize in molecular biology. Students who elect to specialize in this concentration must complete all of the requirements for the B.S. in Biology. They also are required to take specific biology courses as part of their advanced biology electives.

Molecular Biology

Students majoring in Biology can opt to specialize in Molecular Biology. The Molecular Biology program gives students a basic knowledge of biochemical principles and practical training in cell and molecular biological laboratory techniques. Emphasis is given to developing experimental skills used in biological research, including current recombinant DNA technologies. In their senior year students undertake 11 credits of independent research and submit a written thesis for graduation.

Which department am I in?

Richard L. Conolly College of Liberals Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$37,926.00 per year
The given tuition fee is for 24-36 credits; USD $1,183 per credit (below 12 or over 18 per term)
Start date

Expected September 2022


Richard L. Conolly College of Liberals Arts and Sciences

1 University Plaza,


New York,

11201, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All international applicants are required to submit the following: High School transcripts or its equivalent.

For international students

Undergraduate Applicants must submit the High School transcripts.

Minimum Scores for full admission:



We have rolling admissions. This means that you can apply up until the beginning of the semester. As an international student it is important to apply as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to get your visa.

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


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