Daemen's biology program has been ranked among the top 10 in the nation on the “35 Best Value Small Colleges for a Biology Degree” list released by Best Value Schools. In addition to our Biology B.S., we also offer a combined Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's degree in Cytotechnology.
Biology Program Highlights
- We offer a combined Baccalaureate degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Cytotechnology
- Students can also specialize in Adolescence Education (7-12)
- Small class sizes (12:1 student/teacher ratio) provide personal attention to each student from faculty members dedicated to teaching excellence
- State-of-the-art teaching laboratories
- Field study in Florida, Costa Rica and other areas while researching local habitats
- Internships at area hospitals, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and environmental firms
- Opportunities to participate in innovative research projects on campus with faculty
- Strong track record of our graduates admitted into medical, dental and veterinary schools and other graduate programs across the country
- Articulation agreement with NOVA Southeastern University offers opportunities for Daemen Pre-Med students
- Partnership with Buffalo's Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center with our combined Biology/Cytotechnology program
- A research project with a faculty member is required.
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Biology Program Information
- Environmental Studies Specialization
- Adolescence Education in Biology
- Daemen’s Education programs are nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from May 3, 2013-May 3, 2020.
- BS Biology/MS Cytotechnology Dual Degree: Once students finish the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology they will participate in specialized cytotechnology coursework at Roswell Park for 12 months. At the end of this five program, students will be awarded a Master's degree from Daemen College in Cytotechnology and be eligible to take the national certification exam.
Graduates can seek employment in various areas. Some options include wildlife biologist, research scientist, environmental lawyer, patent attorney, pharmacist, science writer, forensic scientist, teacher, food chemist, veterinarian, dentist, physician, and more.
Recent Graduates’ Jobs
Chemist, Severn Trent Laboratories
Environmental Policy Enforcement, US Army Corps of Engineers
Fisheries Biologist, Alaskan Observers Inc.
Researcher, IBM Life Sciences Division
Research Technologist, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Research Interns, National Institute of Health
- Boston College Graduate Program in Forensic Studies
- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Portland State University Graduate Program in Chemistry
- University of Buffalo Graduate Program in Chemistry
- University of Michigan Graduate Program in Chemistry
- University of Rochester Graduate Program in Chemistry
- University of Rochester Graduate Program in Epidemiology
- Wegman’s School of Pharmacy
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