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Department of Biology

Research in <em>Science</em>
Research in Science
Colgate student and faculty researchers highlighted in Science shed light on why big dogs have shorter lives — and what we might do about it. FULL ARTICLE: Why large dogs live fast—and die young
Academic Program in Biology
Academic Program in Biology
Our academic program challenges your mind, assumptions, skills, and work habits to help you grow as a learner. READ MORE about academic program in Biology
Our greenhouse is home to an extensive collection used for teaching and allows for active research by both faculty and students throughout the year. READ MORE about the greenhouse
Our expertise covers a diverse range of the biological sciences. We invite you to join us as a student of biology as we continue to expand the knowledge of the field.

About Biology

If you're interested in biology, our department offers the following majors:
Our faculty have expertise in diverse areas, including cell and molecular biology, organismal and evolutionary biology, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, plant and animal physiology, and animal behavior. We have been very successful in attracting generous outside funding for innovative curricular projects, as well as major equipment for teaching and research.

Our faculty are also very active researchers, and frequently engage students in investigative laboratories or field projects. This is an integral part of the science education we provide.

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Department Contacts

Chair: Krista Ingram
Administrative assistant: René Beers (
Office: Ho Science Center
Phone: 315-228-7347

Success after Colgate

Colgate alumni who majored in the department are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors:

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