About the Department
In addition to two major undergraduate courses of study, the Biology track and the Biology-Secondary Education Track, the Biology Department offers programs of courses and research leading to the Master of Arts degree at Queens College. It also offers programs of courses and research leading to the Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate School in the subprograms of Molecular Cellular and Developmental (MCD); Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior (EEB); Neurosciences; and Plant Sciences. Refer to the Bulletin of the Graduate School for application, financial aid, and course information for the Ph.D.
The department has excellent research facilities, including the Core Facility for Imaging, Cellular and Molecular Biology, well-equipped research laboratories, a greenhouse, animal facilities, cold-room and environmental control units, marine and fresh-water aquaria, scanning and transmission electron microscopes, and computer access. Opportunities are enhanced by affiliation with other city institutions and cooperative efforts with other divisions of the City University and the American Museum of Natural History. Queens College is close to many habitats, including a variety of field and forest types, ponds, streams, and salt marsh, marine and beach habitats.