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Biology at Fredonia

Biology graduate students at Fredonia have the opportunity to hone their research and writing skills in order to further their professional goals. Thesis students write and defend their research proposal and final thesis with the goal of professionally publishing their research. Non-thesis students complete biology course work and may take elective courses from other departments

The Fredonia Difference

Fredonia allows you to customize an education tailored to your professional goals and your life passions. With our unique approach, you can blend arts, science, business, and education into a customized curriculum that prepares you for your career and your life. Our nurturing, inclusive environment supports your individual passions and path. We will guide you to your vision of professional success, aligned to your values and enriched by service.

Fredonia’s new Science Center is a state-of-the art building designed with alumni input. The Science Center has markedly changed the way science is taught at Fredonia, with a cross-disciplinary, collaborative approach driving everything we do, from faculty instruction and laboratory research to field experiences and corporate/institutional partnerships.

Career Opportunities

  • Ph.D. programs at research universities in biomedical or biological sciences
  • Professional careers in the public and private sectors
  • Technical work in education, industry, government
  • Instructors at two-year college levels

Contact Information

Office of Graduate Studies

Sample Courses

Thesis and non-Thesis course options

The Master of Science degree has both a thesis option program and a non-thesis option. Appropriate courses are chosen after consultation with the student’s advisor and graduate committee. For Thesis students, the Department of Biology recommends in-depth study in the student's thesis area. For non-Thesis students, the Department of Biology recommends broad training in biology including cell and molecular, ecology and evolution, organismal and population biology coursework.

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