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    Biology is the ideal preparation for students planning to enter professions such as medicine and other health-related fields that require competence in the biologic sciences. Students also select the curriculum because it provides the background to understand basic biological issues in health and disease, as well as our environmental concerns.

    Biology courses at Yeshiva College keep pace with the ever-changing nature of biological science. Courses are offered in ecology, cell structure, microbiology and immunology, molecular biology, and genetics (emphasizing our newfound ability to analyze and manipulate the genome). Honors courses and guided research projects encourage independent research.

    The Department of Biology empowers students to participate in research projects with faculty members at both Yeshiva College and, through the Roth Scholar Summer Fellowships, at Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The department is further enhanced by the student-run science research club, Sigma Delta Rho. The club sponsors career nights and lectures by prominent professionals and also screens films on topics of interest to health science students. Additionally, it keeps students updated on career opportunities.

    Most students who major in biology pursue graduate-level studies in health sciences, where competition is intense. Yeshiva College students traditionally have a high acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools, with most going on to the graduate school of their choice.

    If you have any questions about biology at Yeshiva College, please contact Professor Feit at feit@yu.edu or 212.960.5400, ext. 446, or Professor Sumanta Goswami at goswami@yu.edu, ext. 130

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