Biology Majors Get Hands-On Experience at Canisius

The biology major emphasizes active learning and hands-on experience through classroom work supplemented by research and field experiences.  Our expert faculty members are world-renowned researchers in a variety of disciplines, and they often involve students in their own cutting-edge projects and research that appear in esteemed peer-reviewed journals.

Depending on their major concentration or minor, sources of out-of-classroom experiences can range from the celebrated Roswell Park Cancer Institute and other highly respected medical facilities, to the farthest reaches of the world such as India, South Africa and Hawaii to study animal behavior in natural habitats. 

Why Study Biology at Canisius

  • There has been greater than 95% acceptance rate in graduate programs at: Cornell University, Johns Hopkins, Michigan State, University of Rochester, SUNY Buffalo, The Mayo Clinic, Yale University, Georgetown, and the Medical University of South Carolina.
  • The Canisius Biology Department has produced three Fulbright scholars, and ten graduates have won admission into highly competitive combined MD/PhD programs.
  • Students get a head start with early assurance admissions programs to medical and dental schools, which enable them to apply for acceptance at the end of their sophomore year. Joint degree programs are offered with the SUNY at Buffalo Dental School and New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
  • Students learn to use state-of-the-art lab equipment, including a microscopy imaging center; molecular imaging including densitometry, chemiluminescence and gel documentation; high pressure liquid and gas chromatography; electrophoresis; cell culture techniques; gene cloning and gene sequencing; microtitre - plate based enzymatic, colorimetric and fluorimetric assays; field-based techniques, and a microarray reader. 

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