Biology is the gateway to careers in biomedical research, healthcare, epidemiology, and environmental management. To help students find their ideal career path, Hartwick offers a broad foundation in all the major sub-disciplines of biology with lots of opportunities to study in depth during research projects, internships, off-campus programs, and even study abroad. The biology program at Hartwick is challenging, but students work closely with faculty to ensure their success academically and as future professionals.
Each semester, Hartwick’s Biology Department offers courses such as microbiology, immunology, anatomy and physiology, genetics, animal development, ecology, and animal behavior. We offer small class sizes, innovated teaching, and research-centered instruction, even in our introductory classes.
Biology students at Hartwick benefit from modern facilities for learning, including research space and equipment in Johnstone Science Center and the Robert R. Smith Field Laboratory at Hartwick College’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus. The biology faculty members have active research programs involving students and regularly teach January-term courses in tropical countries across the globe. These opportunities give Hartwick students a distinct advantage in graduate school, professional school, or industry.
At Hartwick, biology faculty members are focused on educating students in the classroom, laboratory, and field. Each biology professor actively engages students in research and many students co-author articles and present at professional meetings with them.