Why Study Biology?

    You’re curious about what makes living organisms tick. You feel at home in a lab examining specimens or out in the field collecting them. There is no better time to prepare for a career in the biological sciences. More than 90% of our graduates have full-time employment in a science field or are enrolled in a graduate program within six months of graduation.

    Why Study Biology at MMC?

    MMC offers BA and BS degrees in Biology. Which degree you choose depends on where you see yourself after graduation. The BS in Biology prepares you to become a research scientist or to enter graduate school in any field of life science. It also provides the foundation for entrance to medical, dental, veterinary, or physician assistant programs. The BA in Biology is for you if you’re seeking a career in other health science professions, like physical or occupational therapy.

    Whichever path you choose, you will be soaking up science knowledge in small classes and taking advantage of unique research opportunities, all in the heart of New York City. You will have exceptional access to biomedical internships in the top hospitals and research institutions in the nation, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, Rockefeller University, Mt. Sinai, and the Hospital for Special Surgery. We also offer opportunities to conduct original research with faculty in the Natural Sciences. The close mentorship you will receive here is unlike any other program. Students who complete a senior thesis graduate with Honors in the major. As a result of these experiences, our alumni have excellent outcomes. Our Department of Natural Sciences has academic linkages with the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Touro College of Pharmacy.

    What You Will Learn

    • Deepen your knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
    • Enhance your critical thinking skills to integrate and apply scientific information.
    • Use research strategies to address scientific questions and become an active participant in the scientific community.
    • Be uniquely prepared for post-baccalaureate careers, advanced degrees, and professional programs.

    Career Outcomes

    Our alumni go on to a diverse array of careers and graduate programs. Here are some examples.

    Careers and graduate studies

    • Medical Doctor
    • Research Technician
    • Research Scientist
    • Doctor of Osteopathy
    • Environmental Attorney
    • Pharm.D.
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Physician’s Assistant
    • Laboratory Technician, and more!


    • Weill Cornell Medicine
    • Mount Sinai Health
    • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • Hospital for Special Surgery
    • Columbia University Medical Center
    • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
    • Houston Methodist Research Institute
    • Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital
    • Pediatric Ophthalmic Consultants, and more!

    Take A Tour of the Natural Sciences Department

    Students Elizabeth Scott ’21 and Jade Johnsamson ’22 take you on a virtual tour of the labs and classrooms that make up the Natural Sciences Department. See how our facilities and small class sizes give you exceptional hands-on lab experience.

    Take a virtual tour of MMC’s Science labs

    Start your journey today.

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