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Biological Sciences

Department Chair: Haiping Cheng (Davis Hall, Room 217)

Undergraduate Adviser: Maryam Bamshad-Alavi (Davis Hall, Room 134)

Department Faculty and Staff: Professors: Haiping Cheng, Edward Jarroll, Edward J. Kennelly, Dwight T. Kincaid, Martin Muntzel, Joseph W. Rachlin, Eleanore T. Wurtzel; Associate Professors: Maryam Bamshad-Alavi, Stephen Redenti, Zhi-Liang Zheng; Assistant Professors: Gabriel O. Aisemberg, Renuka Sankaran, Moira Saune; Lecturers: Ayanna Alexander-Street; Judith Fitzgerald, Rena Quinlan; Chief College Laboratory Technician: Michael Baxter; Senior College Laboratory Technicians: James Lee, Katherine Lieberman, Christina West; College Laboratory Technician: Christine Delevan

The undergraduate curricula of the Department of Biological Sciences are designed to provide potential biologists with a solid background based on the substantial new information comprising modern Biology and to meet the needs of students with different career goals and scientific interests. The Department offers students the opportunity to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree with two majors in Biology, one of which is designed for prospective elementary school teachers. In addition, the Department offers students the opportunity to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in the interdisciplinary major in Anthropology (Physical), Biology, and Chemistry, which is offered jointly with the Departments of Anthropology and Chemistry.

Career Preparation: Careers arising from an undergraduate major in Biology include research in one of its areas: medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and work in the paramedical professions, as well as opportunities in public health, forestry, agriculture, fisheries, biotechnology, and conservation. Prospective middle and high school biology teachers should consult the adviser in either the Department of Biological Sciences or the Department of Middle and High School Education. Students preparing for elementary teaching should consult the Department of Early Childhood and Childhood Education.

Graduate Study: Students who plan to attend graduate school should consult the Departmental adviser early in their college careers. They should examine the Lehman College Graduate Bulletin and the bulletins of various graduate schools for specific entrance requirements. A reading knowledge of foreign languages is sometimes required. In special cases, graduating seniors meeting the prerequisites may be permitted to offer credit from graduate courses listed in the College's Graduate Bulletin toward their undergraduate degrees.

Last modified: 7/30/2015