Areas of Specialization in Biology

Beyond the Bachelor's Degree in Biology

The Department of Biology at SUNY Geneseo offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology. A Bachelors degree in biology is often the stepping stone to an area of specialization that requires further training. Below is a list of links to careers in biology that require additional schooling. We have highlighted some of the programs SUNY Upstate* has in affiliation with SUNY Geneseo. Please note that some of the affliated programs are early entrance programs, requiring you to complete your first two or your first 3 years at SUNY Geneseo. Others are early acceptance programs which enable you guaranteed admission into their program after you have completed four years at SUNY Geneseo (final admission into all SUNY Upstate affliated programs are contingent upon completion of designated courses and maintenance of a GPA above a given standard supplied by the school). Please make note of the differences in these programs.

For a complete guide to schools across the country offering programs in many of the areas listed below you can go to the All Allied Health Schools webpage. This site features many more programs than we have highlighted below.

Another great resource to examine what the current job market is like for a particular specialty is the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This site will provide you with updated information for a particular specialty on average saleries, work environment , benefits to be expected and much more.

Specialties that you can prepare for with a Bachelor's degree in Biology from SUNY Geneseo:

*Cardiovascular Perfusion *Cytotechnology Dental Allopathic Medicine (MD) Osteopathic Medicine (DO) *Medical Imaging Sciences *Medical Technology
Nursing Optometry Pharmacy *Physical Therapy Physician Assistant *Radiation Therapy *Respiratory Therapy
Veterinary Medicine Graduate School Research Opportunities        
*SUNY Geneseo has an affliation with SUNY Upstate

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