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. Fredonia now has an accelerated program in Biology that enables students to earn B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology in five years, instead of the conventional six years.
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 421 Biological Conservation
An examination of species diversity with an emphasis on human activities which affect these patterns.
BIOL 424 Aquatic Biology
Classification and biology of major groups of organisms that inhabit freshwater environments, characteristics of aquatic habitats, pollution of aquatic environments, and the role of physical and chemical factors in aquatic ecosystems.
BIOL 480 Molecular Biology of Disease
The course will cover topics relating to the genetic and biochemical etiology of human disease.
Biology at Fredonia
Biology in the news
Summer research is returning, with seven undergraduate and graduate students scheduled to gain valuable experience working alongside Biology faculty, thanks to funding provided by the Holmberg Foundation and the Joseph and Jane (Schuster) Biology Endowment for Scholarship and Research.
Health profession schools, doctoral programs and research are among the varied destinations of 19 students who are graduating or have recently graduated with science degrees offered at Fredonia
Students who have already been accepted to or who plan to attend health professional schools will explore a variety of topics related to enrolling at these schools at a panel discussion on Thursday, May 6.