Siena's biology program is designed to prepare you for competitive postgraduate programs and careers. This is accomplished through an intense, rigorous curriculum and high expectations.  

As a Siena College biology major, you will work hard, but you'll also form lifelong bonds and have a lot of fun, too. The high standards of our program ensure that students who excel in our program are routinely accepted into high quality medical and other professional schools. Equally important, our alumni report back that their education prepared them well for life after Siena.

Graduate/medical schools Attended by our grads include:

  • Albany Medical College
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Cornell University
  • New York University
  • University at Albany, School of Public Health
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine
  • University of Maryland

Your Future Success

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.

What Saints Say

Alyssa Lunman '25
Biology, Pre-Med Track

"My favorite thing about my major is that every class I take for it, intertwines together so all the material I have learned will help me in future classes... My research has helped me take the knowledge of my classes for certain topics like organic chemistry and cell biology and apply it to a more specific topic that I was able to research and really dig in deep."