At a Glance

(BA) Bachelor of Arts
120 Total Credits
39 General Education Credits
51 Program Credits
30 Elective Credits

The Environmental Biology program leads to a Bachelor of Science and is designed for students wishing to pursue careers as naturalists, field biologists, environmental educators and other allied careers commonly associated with fish and wildlife management programs.  The curriculum includes a set of core courses giving the student the essentials of current biological knowledge as well as electives that increase the opportunities for practical experience with fieldwork and student-driven research.

  • Provide students with a solid foundation in biological, ecological and evolutionary principles that apply to the field of environmental biology
  • Provide students with knowledge of the real-world applications of environmental biology in addressing critical environmental issues
  • Provide students with specialized practical experience through service-learning, independent research and internship opportunities.
  • Prepare students for a variety of career and advanced study choices.
  • Small class sizes equal a more interesting and interactive education. Professors get to know you as an individual and understand your particular career interests. Every lecture and laboratory is taught by a full-time faculty member who has earned a doctorate degree and been published in their field of expertise.
  • Students who meet membership criteria have the opportunity to join the college's chapter of Beta Beta Beta, a national biological honor society.
  • Students have the opportunity to help organize and run the annual Science Night and BioBlitz events for local community.
  • Opportunity to help the college maintain our Tree Campus USA status with annual tree planting and other conservation-oriented projects.
  • Students have the option to join the student-run Environmental Club or any of the many other clubs on campus. Visit the Student Clubs and Organizations web page for more information.
  • Students have the opportunity to conduct and present original research at scientific conferences as early as their second semester
Field biologist
Environmental/Biological educators
Natural resource conservation
Wildlife management
Environmental consulting
Natural history and interpretation
Fisheries biolog
Cazenovia College biology and environmental biology students have interned, volunteered, or had a summer position at the following locations. 

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 Course (Credits)
 See Degree Requirements: General Education requirements (33)
   Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy:
      HU 375 Methods of Inquiry (3)
   Senior Capstone: SM/HU 499 Senior Capstone (3)
Total General Education Credits - 39
Art & Sciences Courses
   Course (Credits)
   CM 231/EN 213/214/312 Introduction to Journalism or Creative Writing- Fiction or Creative Writing-
   Poetry or Advanced Composition (3)
   HU 301 Environmental Ethics (3)
   SM 117 Diversity of Life (4)
   SM 118 Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
   SM 121 General Chemistry I (4)
   SM 122 General Chemistry II (4)
   SM 140 Environmental Science (4)
   SM 200/300/400 level Biology elective (3-4)
   SM 211 Investigating Biology (3)
   SM 261 Statistics (3)     
   SM 300/400 level Biology elective (3-4)
   SM 243/343 Biotopics (3)
   SM 311 Global Environmental Issues (3)
   SM 315 Genetics and Evolution (4)
   SM 342 Principles of Ecology (3)
   Total Arts & Sciences Program Credits - 51
Course (Credits)
   100-400 level (13)
   300/400 level (17)
Total Open Elective Credits - 30