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BA, BS, Minor
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Study and perform research with our distinguished biology professors as you prepare for a rewarding career in biology.

Why Major in Biology at Adelphi University in New York on Long Island?

  • Learn in small classes with expert faculty who are focused on your success.
  • Gain hands-on learning experience in real-world settings with our courses that include laboratory or field components.
  • Prepare for prestigious graduate programs or the start of your career in the biological sciences.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Biology?

A biology degree opens the door to many careers. You can work in a research lab, hospital or in the biotechnology, healthcare, pharmaceutical or environmental fields. You can go on to medical school, veterinary school, dental school or another advanced degree program.


STEM-Designated Badge
This program is STEM-designated offering specialized training in high-demand fields and eligible international students can extend their OPT to 36 months.
Kyana Gordon in the biology lab.

Kyana Gordon ’24 was turned away from doing research at her high school. Now, after two years in Adelphi biology labs, she's off to conduct epidemiological research in Jamaica as a Fulbright Scholar. Meet her and three other winners of prestigious national academic awards.

97%* * Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019
of our 2019 biology graduates were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019

Melissa Emilcar working in Adelphi University’s Science Lab.

Program Info

Bachelor’s & Master’s Joint Degrees

Biology Minor

A minor in biology provides students with a broad background in biology while allowing them significant flexibility to choose courses of interest. The biology minor is especially well suited as a complement to other science-related majors, such as Environmental Studies, Health Education, Anthropology, as well as many of the pre-professional programs.

Joint Degrees

Biology majors at Adelphi on Long Island have the opportunity to accelerate their path to a rewarding professional career by completing a joint degree in dentistry, medicine, optometry, podiatry, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, or pharmaceutical sciences. Learn more about the application process for these programs.

NSF Grant Students

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education has awarded Adelphi University and Principal Investigator Andrea Ward, PhD, associate provost for research and special projects, a $2.49 million grant for the “Ensuring STEM Student Success Through an Integrative Support Program.”

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Research is a major part of a biology program at Adelphi in New York. Students have the opportunity to participate in Adelphi’s annual Research and Creative Works Conference to showcase their work to faculty and the rest of our community. Biology students have applied their on-campus research knowledge to real-life work settings through partnerships with institutions throughout the New York metropolitan area, including:

Adelphi provided me with incredible opportunities. The internships, research and field trips gave me the opportunity to connect with a vast network of people around the world.

Sara Kulins ’15 BS in Biology, Outdoor Educator

Application Requirements

To apply for the undergraduate biology program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

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