Explore the World Around Us

Niagara University's biology program provides pre-professional education and training for students of health sciences. This program grants access to high quality, laboratory-rich learning environments, and includes an integrated and contemporary knowledge of biology to prepare students for graduate degrees and careers beyond the classroom.

A Cutting-Edge Curriculum 

The biology curriculum strongly emphasizes hands-on learning, and incorporates lecture and laboratory formats into all levels of the program. Freshman and sophomores gain foundational knowledge and skills from courses in general biology, anatomy and physiology, ecology, and microbiology. Students may also elect to add minors in public health, environmental studies, environmental science, or natural sciences.

Course Catalog

Experiential Learning

Biology majors can intern in medical or environmental positions; gain experience at local hospitals; work with faculty on independent research projects; or study field ecology at study sites in the U.S. and the Caribbean.


Niagara faculty and distinguished alumni, through their considerable experience, assist biology students in their preparation for medical, dental, graduate, and other professional schooling.


Studies are focused in the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences, a state-of-the-art, integrated science facility. The 50,000-square-foot center houses 18 laboratories, and dedicated areas for teaching, tissue culture, microscopy, microarray analysis, and more.

Degree Outlook


"I was given invaluable opportunities to dive deeper into my education, learn interpersonal skills, improve my writing ability, and set myself apart from peers when applying to graduate school."

Janelle Fancher '19 PA-S

Fish & Wildlife Biology
Human Medicine
Veterinary Medicine
Public Health
Biomedical Research

Pre-Health Profession

These are exciting and challenging times for you to become a healthcare professional. Niagara University offers a pre-health professions advisement program designed to help you make the best decision you can about your future in healthcare.

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Dr. William J. Edwards

Professor of Biology

Elizabeth J. Smith

Office Assistant, Biology, Biochem, Chemistry, Physics