At a Glance
- The program provides students with a solid foundation in biological, ecological and evolutionary principles that apply to the field of environmental biology.
- Service-learning, independent research and internship opportunities provide students with specialized practical experience; students gain knowledge of the real-world applications of environmental biology in addressing critical environmental issues.
- Graduates are prepared for a variety of career and advanced study choices.
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.
- 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
What Our Graduates are Doing
The first-hand, real-life experiences at Cazenovia College keep students academically engaged while strengthening their skills and knowledge. Cazenovia’s students excel in graduate school or choose to start their careers. Our students land their first job with practical experience and are ready to excel in a career doing what they love. Check out what some of our alumni are up to!
M.S. in Lake Management
NYSDEC Forest Ranger/Env. Cons. Officer Academy
Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackleton Pt.
Biol. Sci. Technician on RV Muskie, Lake Erie Biological Station
Biological Technician, Tunison Laboratory of Aquatic Sciences
Ph.D. in Ecology
Lukas and Jacob electrofishing a Chittenango Creek tributary
Early spring amphibian sampling...with a little wet snow
Collecting scales to estimate a pumpkinseed's age