Biology at Siena College
As a biology major, you will develop an appreciation of biology at all levels—from molecules to populations—integrated within the context of Darwinian evolution. Our unique combination of academic rigor and close student-faculty relationships give our graduates the strong foundation they need for successful careers in all fields of Biology. Regardless of your specific career path, the critical thinking and hands-on laboratory and field skills that you develop while a biology major will give you a significant advantage over the competition when entering graduate programs and careers.
We know our Saints are looking for a flexible and custom education, so we created a program that does just that. From engineering to zoology to careers in health care and more- as well as competitive graduate and professional programs. Small, faculty-taught classes focus on critical thinking and active engagement through a broad-based, laboratory-intensive curriculum. Our students have the opportunity to enjoy study abroad opportunities, internships, and second majors.
Siena biology majors go on to succeed in a variety of top fields including medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary, pharmacist, chiropractic, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, cytotechnology and education. They work at respected companies like ACUMED, Advanced Scientifics, Boston Heart Diagnostics Laboratory, General Electric, Life Technologies, Massachusetts General Hospital, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, NYS Police Forensics Department and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
Biology Department Learning Goals
A student completing the Biology Program at Siena will have:
- Demonstrated an understanding of the process of science and developed an appreciation of contemporary issues in biology.
- Demonstrated competence
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- Developed independent research skills and an ability to apply basic mathematical techniques in the biological sciences.
- Learned important facts and concepts relevant to the discipline.
- Demonstrated critical thinking by successfully applying fundamental biological concepts to novel scenarios.