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Study the biology & chemistry of life


Get an in-depth foundation in chemistry, including advanced coursework in biochemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry.

Biochemistry Major


    Gain intensive training in two disciplines, biology and chemistry. Benefit from excellent preparation for advanced studies in biology, chemistry and medicine.

What Will I Learn?


The interdisciplinary biochemistry major provides students with a more in-depth foundation in chemistry, including advanced coursework in biochemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. Independent research is also required of students in this major.

Students planning on graduate studies, medical or professional training, or research careers often choose this major for its thorough training in two areas of science.

What is Unique About Our Program?


SUNY Plattsburgh is a first-rate liberal arts college that provides students not only with the breadth of a liberal arts degree but with a solid foundation in the biological sciences and cognate subjects. Because our degree programs require students to study a diverse array of topics, all of our graduates, whatever the biology degree they choose (biology B.A. or B.S.), biology education (B.A./M.S.T) biochemistry, medical technology or cytotechnology, can be assured they will be well prepared to continue their education or enter the job market.

What Are My Career Opportunities?


Many graduates of the Department of Biological Sciences pursue careers in:

  • Health sciences
    • Medicine
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Dentistry
    • Physical therapy
    • Optometry and pharmacy
  • Teaching at the high school and college level
  • State health departments
  • Fish and wildlife
  • Customs and border patrol
  • Agriculture
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular biology
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