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Build a Successful Career in Biology


Gain the skills you need to thrive in your chosen area of biological science.

Biological Sciences Department


Are you planning to attend medical school? Interested in a career as a veterinarian or a dentist? Do you want to carry out research with faculty? Our graduates have done all of these. Whatever your aspirations, if biology fascinates you and you are thinking about building your future around it then SUNY Plattsburgh is the place for you.

Health-Related Professions with a Future

If you enjoy biology, chemistry, and lab work and are looking for a challenging career with an excellent job outlook then the med-tech/cytotech program may be for you. Most of our graduates have multiple job offers by the time they complete their clinical internship. For more information please visit the med-tech/cytotech program pages.

Pre-Med & Pre-Health Advisement


We can help you choose the right health career for you and prepare for grad school.

Pre-health Professions Advisement

Cytotechnology & Medical Technology Advisement


Get help choosing an internship site and planning for a career.

Cytotechnology & Medical Technology Advisement

Portrait of Neil BuckleyA message from the chair:

“Hi. I’m glad that you’re interested in the Department of Biological Sciences. The department offers five majors and three minors so wherever your interests in biology lie, there’s probably a degree that’s just right for you. Our goal as a department is for you to thrive academically and to leave here with the skills and knowledge to be successful in your career and your life after college. That’s why we strive to combine rigorous training in modern biology with a supportive learning environment.”

“I hope you’ll take the time to check out our beautiful recently renovated facilities, review our degree programs including our pre-health programs and see what our recent graduates are up to.”

“If you have questions about our programs please feel free to email me. I’m happy to answer any questions you have.” — Neil Buckley

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