Major in Biology

“Competition in medical school is intense…I find myself studying less and understanding more than many students because UC taught me to think like a scientist.”

Ryan Hawley ‘03, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

UC Biology Department Mission

Science is the process of creating new knowledge concerning the natural world. The Biology Department at Utica College engages students in active research as the primary method of learning biology as a science. We provide a thorough and diverse education in biological principles and techniques of biological inquiry. Students experience relevant and exciting challenges in their pursuit of successful and rewarding careers. Our distinctive, active learning approach promotes scholarship, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning.
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Dr. Thomas McCarthy
Chair of Biology

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