Biology at Fredonia
Fredonia's Department of Biology offers the most up-to-date facilities, cutting edge instrumentation and technology of any undergraduate biology department in New York State. Fredonia's award-winning faculty blend outstanding instruction with research and professional learning opportunities for every student enrolled in these programs. All of this translates into an outstanding experience for students.
The Fredonia Difference
The Department of Biology offers the smaller class sizes and individualized advising of a small college, and the diverse programs, course offerings and research opportunities of a larger university. The department is housed in Fredonia's $60 million Science Center, which opened in 2014. The Department of Biology has over $4 million worth of cutting edge tools and instrumentation; all of which are used by students in teaching and research labs.
- Health care professions (medicine, dental etc)
- Ecology and environmental management and conservation
- Forensic science
- Science museums/zoos/aquariums/parks/nature centers
It's Different Here
Fredonia's state-of-the-art Science Center contains over $4 million in new equipment and instruments.
Fellowships are available for students for 10 week projects under the mentorship of faculty.
Small class sizes
Course enrollment is limited to 10-25 students to ensure faculty-student interaction.
"Every Fredonia Biology professor is willing to help you when you need it. They also push you to find the true potential that you don’t even know you have yet."
After graduating from Fredonia, Leah went on to complete her degree at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.Leah Kerns Webb Biology Class of 2012
Why Biology at Fredonia?
Students interested in health professions such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Optometry, or Pharmacy often select the Biology or Molecular Genetics programs as a major.
Every Biology student engages in research experiences. Our students go to Yellowstone National Park to study ecosystems, and the Bahamas to study marine biology.
Experts in their field
Faculty come from world-renowned universities; and they teach the same courses at Fredonia taught at those institutions.
BIOL 438 Molecules and Medicine
The course will cover material on traditional drugs used in medicine and discuss the transition to new drugs that have been designed to interact with a specific target. Students will discuss ethical issues relating to medicine and pharmaceuticals.
BIOL 336 Mammalian Physiology
Individual physiological systems, e.g. respiratory, cardiovascular, are examined. Organ and system action are related to demonstrate integration of function within the body. Major emphasis will be on normal human functions.
BIOL 412 Sociobiology
The course covers social behavior from the perspective of evolutionary theory. Topics include sex, aggression, altruism, parent-offspring conflict, and the origin of cooperative societies.
Biology at Fredonia
Biology in the news
Honduras: Health Care in Central America, the J-Term study abroad program that enables students at Fredonia to serve on medical brigades, has received a competitive $4,000 Innovative Study Abroad Program grant from the State University of New York.
Threatened and endangered species in Western New York are getting a much-needed lift, thanks to faculty and students and a fund established by a Fredonia graduate to encourage collaboration between the arts and science.
An academic program that enables students to earn B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology in five years, instead of the conventional six years, is being launched at Fredonia. The B.S./M.S. multi-award program is intended for students with specific career goals that require advanced degrees as well as those who haven’t chosen a profession and want to do advanced research or perform an additional internship before applying to graduate or medical school or other health professions program.