Join the St. Francis College community for its Annual Health Expo on April 24th. More than fifty health and social service organizations will provide information and resources on a range of issues related to health and well-being, including dental health, hypertension, women's health, skin care, and audiology.
With two floors of brand new state-of-the-art labs and top-flight professors, your Biology education prepares you to move ahead in a variety of fields, from Science to Medicine to Health Care.
Our program prepares you for medical and graduate school as well as professions in a number of fields. St. Francis graduates currently work as physicians and physician assistants; veterinarians; dentists; podiatrists; scientists; teachers; x-ray technicians; sonographers and nurses.
The program prepares students for medical and graduate school and professions in a number of fields.
They have gone on to graduate and Ph.D. work at prestigious universities including:
- Columbia University
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
- Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Graduates also pursue careers at biotechnology firms; hospitals; pharmaceutical companies, as well as universities. A degree in Biology prepares you to enter a healthy job market and a career filled with exciting opportunities.
The Biology department at St. Francis College offers majors in:
- Biology (as preparation for medical and graduate school)
- Biomedical Science
- Medical Technology
- and Radiologic Sciences.
Radiological Sciences is offered jointly with the Center for Allied Health. Radiological Science majors specialize in Radiation Therapy, Radiological Technology, or Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
We encourage Biology students to consider the diverse opportunities available through field placements, internships, or semesters abroad. Many of our students conduct summer research projects at esteemed institutions including:
- NYU Medical School
- American Museum of Natural History
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- New York City Department of Health
and at companies such as Pfizer, Colgate-Palmolive, and numerous hospitals.
Biology is the study of living organisms at the molecular, mi-croscopic, and systemic levels and deals with the interrelation of life forms and their environments. Students will learn classical biology and concepts in molecular and cellular biology and biotechnology that are current and cutting-edge areas of study in biology and medicine. Students will be prepared for graduate study, professional training in the medical sciences and allied health fields, teaching, or employment in industry concerned with the biological sciences.
Besides the traditional classroom experience, biology majors are encouraged to consider the diverse opportunities available through field placements, internships, or semesters at other academic institutions, both domestic and abroad. Taking full advantage of these opportunities requires careful planning, and students are urged to discuss their plans and interests with their academic advisors early. It is also our goal to acquaint non-science students with the issues presented by both human biology and the physical environment.
The Biology and Health Promotion department offers majors in Biology, Biomedical Science (podiatric ONLY), Medical Technology, and Radiologic Sciences; Radiologic Sciences and Medical Technology are offered in association with NY Methodist Hospital and St. Johns’ Catholic Medical Centers of New York (St. Francis College awards the B.S. degree). The Radiologic Sciences program at NY Methodist Hospital has three areas of concentration: radiography, radiation therapy and diagnostic medical sonography. All programs are supervised by the SFC Biology and Health Promotion Department.
- Students will learn the scientific method.
- Students will learn important concepts in population biology, ecology and evolution, molecular and cellular biology and organismal biology.
- Students will read and interpret a wide variety of biological literature.
- Students will write research papers and make oral presentations about biology.
- Students will use the scientific resources of New York City to help them in their learning.
- Students will be prepared to pursue graduate degrees in the sciences.
- Students will understand and apply the proper usage of biology vocabulary in novel situations.
- Students will perform biological lab experiments that demonstrate the scientific method.
- Students will be able to write a cogent lab report that uses the scientific method.
- Students will make oral presentations that demonstrate the scientific method.
- Students will be able to demonstrate connections among population biology, ecology and evolution, molecular and cellular biology and organismal biology, and among biology, chemistry and physics.
- Students will be able to collect and analyze data using statistics.
- Students will make qualitative and quantitative assessments of their own data as well as that in scientific literature.
- Students will be able to discuss and explain biological phenomena learned through field trips.
- Students will be able to create and explain illustrations of biological phenomena.
John Sexton, Ph.D., President Emeritus of New York University, will address the St. Francis College community on April 26th, as keynote speaker at the Charter Day convocation, the college's annual ceremony to present students, faculty, staff and community partners with awards and scholarships reflecting their achievements over the past year.
Moderated by St. Francis senior Janelly Aybar, a biology major who was a Research Assistant for NYP/ Weil Cornell Medical Center HeartSmarts program and a scholar at the Rutgers Summer Health Professions Education Program, the panel discussion is co-sponsored by SFC's Women's Leadership Network and the Biology Department. It commemorates 50 years of co-education at the college.