Careers in biology are numerous and varied.  Graduates of the Biology Program at The College of New Rochelle work in the medical and health fields as physician's assistants and physical therapists, are employed as forensic and environmental scientists, conduct research in universities, medical schools, and industry, and teach at the high school and college level.

A unique feature of the Biology Program is the colloquium series.  This innovative series of courses, which are taken in the first three years of the program, focuses on preparing students to be professional biologists.  These courses develop analytical and research skills, with an emphasis on mastering the modes of communication used by professional biologists.  Students also learn to use a variety of computer software to perform these skills.  This colloquium series has been nationally recognized for excellence by Project Kaleidoscope, a program funded by the National Science Foundation.

The Biology Program includes the examination of the fundamental elements of areas in the biological sciences and the related fields of chemistry, physics, and mathematics, and develops the technical skills and intellectual capacity to examine natural phenomena objectively.


In addition to the requirements of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology requires:
  • 38 to 43 credits in Biology including:
    • Environmental Biology
    • General Biology I
    • General Biology II
    • Biology Colloquium I
    • Biology Colloquium II
    • Genetics
    • Molecular Biology
    • Seminar in Bio-Communication
  • 6 credits in Mathematics (excluding MTH 100)
  • 18 credits in Chemistry
  • 8 credits in Physics

Students majoring in Biology may select the Bachelor of Science degree by taking a minimum of 43 credits in Biology.

The Self in Context 3.0 cr.
General Biology I 4.0 cr.
Biology Colloquium I 1.0 cr.
Chemical Principles I 4.5 cr.
Mathematics or Writing (by placement) 3.0 cr.
Physical Education 0.0 cr.
  15.5 cr.
General Biology II 4.0 cr.
Chemical Principles II 4.5 cr.
Liberal Arts Core Program 3.0 cr.
Mathematics or Writing (by placement) 3.0 cr.
Physical Education 0.0 cr.
  14.5 cr.