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Biological Sciences BA/MS - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 04.01 BIOLOGY GENERAL, CIP: 26.0101 Biology/Biological Sciences, General)

Department of Biological Sciences

109 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1300

Paul Gollnick
Professor and Chair

Lara Hutson
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Academic Opportunities

As undergraduates, BA/MS students have the opportunity to perform research projects (BIO 498 Undergraduate Research) in the laboratories of departmental faculty members. Once the MS portion of the program commences, students develop an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Qualifying students may also apply to the Departmental Honors Research program.

Experiential Learning

A wide range of opportunities are available for students majoring in the Biological Sciences to gain experience outside of the context of the traditional lecture and laboratory course work that is offered by the department. Among the nationally recognized faculty in the department, many lead externally funded laboratories where students find research positions and thus gain valuable experience under the guidance of their faculty mentors. Students engaged in research (BIO 497 Honors Research or BIO 498 Undergraduate Research) may earn academic credit, or in some cases students may be remunerated for their research work if their mentors have grant funds for that purpose. During the MS portion of the degree, students work closely with a faculty member on an original research project.

Extracurricular Activities

Undergraduate Biology Association: This organization is an active group open to all students. It sponsors special speakers on research, graduate school, and other selected topics. It also sponsors social activities.

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE):The goal of WiSE is to increase the recruitment, retention and success of women in science, technology, engineering and math.

Association for Pre-Medical Students

National Pre-Health Honor Society

See also the UB Student Association webpage

Honors and Awards

Departmental Honors

The Department of Biological Sciences has a thriving honors research program for eligible Juniors and Seniors. For more information about the program see ‘Departmental Honors Requirements’ under Program Requirements.

Published: Nov 02, 2020 10:44:00