Why a Biology Degree from Le Moyne?

Discover the smallest cells or explore the largest ecosystems. Consider our interactions with the environment and the contributions of all living things. Identify solutions and add to the growing body of knowledge that will meet the challenges of today’s human health and environmental issues. Understand life.

Program Highlights

As a biology major, you’ll discover and pursue your own curiosities about the nature of life, and have the opportunity to study ecosystems both locally and abroad, meet and network with distinguished researchers and professionals through regularly scheduled seminars, conduct research alongside faculty, and present work at regional and national conferences.  

Our Stories


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Hilary McManus

Biology /

The lab from which Hilary McManus, Ph.D., operates is about to change

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Photo Ashley Loeven

Ashley Loeven

/ 2019

The methodical nature of science has always appealed to Ashley Loeven 鈥18.

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Eric Burdge

/ 2019

I felt like I won the lottery.

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What Can I Do With a Biology Degree?

A Biology degree prepares you for careers in the health professions, field and laboratory research, as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology research. Our recent graduates are employed as:

  • Physician 
  • Dentist 
  • Research Scientist 
  • Optometrist 
  • Physician Assistant 
  • Conservation Biologist 
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher 
  • Physical Therapist 
  • Bioengineer 
  • Teacher 
  • Forensic Scientist 
  • Occupational Therapist

They are working in industries such as: 

  • Biotech & Life Sciences
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Non-Profit
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Veterinary

Biology Degrees

Biological Sciences Major (B.A. and B.S.)

Concentration in pre-engineering

Distinctive Courses: Ecology of the Galapagos (which includes travel to the Galapagos Archipelago), Diseases and Disorders of the Nervous System, Biology of Sharks, Field Ornithology, Toxicology, Environmental Research: Iceland (which includes travel to Iceland), Biology of Cancer, Bioinformatics

Biology Minor


Learn about the Noyce Scholarship The Noyce grant from the NSF provides up to full-tuition scholarships for juniors and seniors majoring in STEM fields to become secondary school teachers. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by May 1st, 2021. Learn More