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A Flexible Curriculum Allows Students to Focus on Their Interests 

Students are encouraged to use their biology electives to develop a concentration in one area, such as health science, molecular biology, or environmental biology. The curriculum is designed to be flexible and to allow students to tailor their courses to their specific needs.

The faculty in biology, along with cooperative programs, summer courses, clinical experiences, and participation in various research programs, provide biology majors with an undergraduate education that will allow them to pursue a variety of career or graduate study opportunities.

Biology majors are able to minor in several areas such as psychology, business, environmental science and policy, and environmental and occupational health.

You can also find out more about a minor in biology.

Curriculum requirements

The majors' biology curriculum requirements are described in the undergraduate handbook.




"The flexibility of the Clarkson Biology program allowed me to take classes in physics and math in addition to my biology requirements. This has enabled me to pursue Biophysics in graduate school."

— Jessica Snyder '05 is a Ph.D. student in Biophysics at the University of Rochester.




Sample Four Year Curriculum