Biological Sciences (BS, BA, Minor)
Binghamton University, State University of New York
USD 7,070 *
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* for new York state residents | for out-of-state residents and international residents - $26,160
Biologists help us to better understand the needs of our planet and its inhabitants and to discover the solutions to the problems facing both. The Biological Sciences department at Binghamton University is designed for students to develop the ability to carry out scientific investigation, understand and critically evaluate biological information, discuss and communicate biological concepts accurately, effectively, and concisely, and apply biological training to careers.
Internships, Research Opportunities, and More
Research opportunities are competitive as students have the opportunity to work one-on-one in the lab with professors. Nearly half of each class contributes to faculty research programs and integrates research and coursework through First-year Research Immersion or Summer Research Immersion programs.
You may also be interested in our accelerated/4+1 degree programs which allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years!
Scholarships and Funding
High-performing students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.
Some courses to consider in your first year:
BIOL 113 - Intro to Cell & Molecular Biol
Introductory Biology: Cell and Molecular Biology. Survey of cell and molecular biology: biological macromolecules, cellular organization and metabolism, cell communication, cell differentiation, coding of genetic information, inheritance, gene expression and regulation, cell replication, biotechnology, as well as cellular and molecular aspects of animal physiology. Lecture and discussion. BIOL 113 and 114 may be taken in any order. Offered regularly. 4 credits. Levels: Undergraduate
BIOL 114 - Intro to Organisms & Pops Biol
Introductory Biology: Organisms and Populations. Survey of organismal and population biology; history of life; structure and physiology of plants and animals; homeostasis, integration, growth, ecology; animal behavior; evolution. Lecture and discussion. BIOL 113 and 114 may be taken in any order. Offered regularly. 4 credits. Levels: Undergraduate
CHEM 104 - General Chemistry I
Fundamentals of chemistry, including atomic structure, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, kinetic theory of gases, thermochemistry, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, and bonding theories, as well as properties of liquids, solids, and solutions. This material provides the foundation for CHEM 105; together, CHEM 104 and CHEM 105 provide a thorough treatment of chemical principles. This course is recommended for pre‐health students and science majors (other than Chemistry and Biochemistry majors). Not open to students who have credit for CHEM 111, CHEM107, or CHEM 108. Offered regularly. 4 Credits. Levels: Undergraduate
CHEM 105 - General Chemistry II
Thermochemistry and thermodynamics; equilibrium; chemical kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; descriptive inorganic, organic, and biochemistry. This course is recommended for pre‐health students and science majors (other than Chemistry and Biochemistry majors). Prerequisite: CHEM 104 or equivalent. Not open to students who have credit for CHEM 111, CHEM107, or CHEM 108. Offered regularly. 4 credits. Levels: Undergraduate
MATH 147 - Elementary Statistics
Classification of data, frequency distributions, probability, and the normal curve, elementary sampling theory. Not open to students who have credit for any other course in statistics. Prerequisites: C- or better in MATH 107 or consent of instructor. Every semester. 4 credits. Levels: Undergraduate
MATH 148 - Elementary Stat for Biologists
Elementary Statistics for Biologists. Data analysis, probability, normal curve, regression, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing. This course will emphasize applications to biology. Not open to students who have credit for any other course in statistics. Prerequisites: C- or better in MATH 107 or consent of instructor. Every semester. 4 credits. Levels: Undergraduate
After You Graduate
Students graduate from biology-related programs prepared for advanced degree programs in research and health professional fields and have the training and skills to excel in a wide range of biology-related careers. Recent graduates have entered prestigious medical, dental, and veterinary programs, and graduate research programs, and have entered the workforce in biotechnology, health industries, and governmental agencies including the National Institute of Health and the Department of Defense.