SUNY Oneonta


Distinguished Service Professor: Harman; Professor: D. Vogler; Associate Professors: Bachman, Heilveil (Chair), Reyda, Schillo, Zalatan; Assistant Professors: Bastiaans, Fielhaber, Lentz, McPherson, Robinson, Roosa, Withington, Yokota; Lecturer: Kellam, LaPilusa, Lord, J. Vogler


The objectives of the Biology Department include providing an undergraduate program of such caliber as to draw recognition and success to our students. Our program exposes students to the major concepts and rationale of biology, the scientific method, the role of biology in our society, and the importance of biology to the individual. It is a program designed to assure student acceptance in chosen careers and graduate studies. Students transferring to this program following a 2-year program at another institution are expected to have completed introductory courses in Biology (i.e. Biology I and II) and Chemistry (i.e. Chemistry I and II), plus an additional course in Biology, Physics or Math in order to complete the degree at Oneonta in four additional semesters.


Bachelor of Science



Adolescence Education Biology

(Students interested in majoring in Adolescence Education Biology should refer to the Education section.)




Biomedical Sciences

Cell and Molecular Biology

Ecology and Conservation Biology

Preprofessional Programs




PrePhysical Therapy

PreOccupational Therapy

PrePhysican Assistant





Special Programs or Facilities

The Biological Field Station, Cooperstown

5-year Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology: see the chapter "Academic Programs and Degrees" for more information.

Program with SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse):

4-3 Physical Therapy

Programs with Sage Graduate School (Troy):

4-3 Physical Therapy

4-3 Occupational Therapy

Programs with Albany Medical College

Early Assurance Program with the Center for Physician Assistant Studies

Requirements for the Minor

Biology: 20 - 24 s.h. in General Biology I & II (8 s.h.) and four courses (12-16 s.h.) chosen from electives (at least three courses must be at the 200 or 300 level and two courses must have a laboratory or field experience).

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