Biology

Biology

Biology is the study of life at every level. It helps us cure disease, understand and conserve our environment, and even solve crimes.

As a biology student at STAC, you’ll learn to apply anatomy and physiology, genetics, microbiology, and ecology to understand the world and make it a better place. You’ll also get plenty of practice in our state-of-the-art laboratories and opportunities to conduct research with our world-class biology professors. Our program provides a comprehensive curriculum, preparing students for a wide variety of opportunities in their professional careers.

Biology students can specialize in pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy, or environmental studies, obtain New York State Teacher Certification for grades 9-12, or continue on to graduate school for further professional experience. Students are strongly encouraged to conduct research with faculty or participate in an off-campus internship. We also offer a variety of study abroad opportunities to help enhance the global awareness of our students.

Program Highlights

  • Opportunities to conduct research in our state-of-the-art laboratories. 
  • Small class sizes permit our talented faculty to work closely with each student.
  • Faculty advisors provide guidance to all science majors beginning freshmen year. 
  • Strong track record of our graduates gaining admittance to graduate schools and medical related fields.
     

DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS WITH BIOLOGY

Biology majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College can choose from several dual-degree programs, which combine a B.S. degree with an advanced degree from another institution. Dual-degree programs are available in:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Podiatric medicine
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Pharmacy
Featured Profile
Michele Beach '13
Biology

Physician Assistant
New York-Presbyterian- Columbia University Medical Center

“The sense of community and relationships I built at STAC allowed me to grow and develop into a more confident student, giving me the tools I needed to succeed in my graduate program and career.”

Read more about Michele.

STAC FUTURES: Biology

CAREERS INCLUDE:

Anesthesiologist/Biomedical Engineer/Optometrist/Pediatrician/Pharmacist/Physical Therapist/Physicians Assistant/Research Scientist/Veterinarian

ALUMNI EMPLOYERS INCLUDE:

AVON/Bayer Corporation/Department of Homeland Security/Department of Health/Hospital for Special Surgery/White Plains Hospital