Biology and Health Sciences
Jack Horne, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor
Welcome to the Department of Biology and Health Sciences on Pace University’s New York City and Westchester Campuses.
Biology and Health Sciences are at the forefront of today’s headlines, from the recent H1N1 (swine flu) epidemic to the Human Genome project, from global warming to the ethical issues involved with cloning and stem cell research, from the development of vaccines for protection of public health to the challenges of bioterrorism.
Whether you are interested in a career in biological research, a health-related profession, teaching, or wish to pursue an advanced degree, our programs will provide you with the necessary skills for success. Our degree programs include Biology (BA and BS, NYC and Pleasantville campuses), Communication Sciences and Disorders (BA, NYC campus), Clinical Laboratory Sciences (BS, NYC and Pleasantville campuses), Pre-Health Joint Degree Programs (BS, NYC and Pleasantville campuses), and Environmental Science (BS, NYC and Pleasantville campus; MS, Pleasantville campus).
Modern curricula, small class sizes, and one-on-one mentoring will all characterize your educational experience here. You will also have the opportunity to conduct independent laboratory research with individual faculty or enter into an internship at a health care facility, private company, or non-profit organization as part of our experiential learning component of the curriculum.
Our department offers the scientific resources and caliber of faculty one would expect to find at a large research institution. Recently, the University received a $7.5 million grant from the Dyson Foundation to build new state-of-the-art science laboratories in Dyson Hall on the Pleasantville campus. In addition to our teaching and research laboratory facilities on both campuses, the department also has an affiliation with the Haskins Laboratories on the New York City campus. These laboratories perform research studies on parasitic pathogens such as the organisms that cause African sleeping sickness, malaria, and tuberculosis. In Pleasantville, the Environmental Center serves to promote environmental education and awareness at both the college and community levels.
Our faculty are actively involved in both basic and applied research in a wide range of areas including cancer research, plant biology, global warming, bacterial pathogens, ecological field studies, and pediatric audiology studies. These research projects, many of which are funded by federal grants, include both undergraduate and graduate student participation. Our students have presented the results of their research work at national and international scientific meetings and have authored papers in scientific journals. They have also been the recipients of international fellowships for continued study in the United States and abroad.
The Department maintains active local chapters of Beta Beta Beta, the national biology honor society, and Sigma Xi, the international scientific research society, which offer scientific-related activities and field trips. The department also offers pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-osteopathic medicine and pre-veterinary advisement and committees to guide our pre-professional students through their undergraduate curricula and to aid them with the pre-professional application process. We provide all the resources you need to extend the range of your knowledge and critical insights beyond that obtained from coursework alone, contributing to a highly active and stimulating learning environment.
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|Jack Horne, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor