The department of biology offers four degree programs
- B.S. in biology with options in premedical and prehealth professional training and preparation for graduate studies in the biological sciences
- B.S. in biology with professional teaching certificate in biology for grades PreK-6 and 7-12
- B.S. in biology with a concentration in biotechnology, bioinformatics, environmental science
- B.A. in life sciences with a concentration in environmental sciences
The biology department also offers qualified preprofessional students the opportunity to apply for the State University of Buffalo Medical School's Early Assurance Program. In addition, the department offers to qualified students the "3+4" programs in conjunction with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, the State University of Buffalo Dental School and the School of Pharmacy.