Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Biology on Pace University’s Pleasantville Campus.

Biology is at the forefront of today’s headlines, from the recent H1N1 (swine flu) epidemic the Human Genome project, ethical issues involved with cloning and stem cell research, and 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 a BA in Biology, a BS in Biology, and several joint degree programs in the health sciences.

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. To learn more about our faculty research projects, please visit the Research Opportunities page.

We also offer 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.