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Graduate Program

The Department of Biological Sciences offers rigorous master's-level graduate study for part- and full-time students, featuring small classes and the opportunity to pursue thesis research projects under the supervision of experienced faculty mentors. Many graduates of the program have obtained employment with government agencies, private industry, and non-governmental organizations. Others have gone on to doctoral programs at leading universities, or to advanced training in medicine or other health professions.

At SUNY Brockport, a Master of Science in Biological Science may be obtained under two separate plans. Plan I is a traditional program requiring a thesis based on original research. Students considering further graduate study or employment in government or private laboratories are encouraged to enroll in this plan. Plan II is a non-thesis program designed for, but not restricted to, teachers, medical technologists, lab technicians and other employed persons. This plan permits a more flexible course of study than does a traditional thesis program. It requires an independent research experience but permits imaginative projects.

We are particularly proud of our faculty and their balanced commitment to scholarship and teaching. All graduate faculty hold PhD's from major research institutions and have established an excellent record in teaching and scholarship. In recent years they have published in leading scientific journals and Rey Sia and grad student Christine Hochmuth have received funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

The graduate program in biological sciences is housed in the recently renovated Lennon Hall, which opened in the fall 2001 semester. The excellent teaching and research facilities located in the building, and many nearby natural areas, provide numerous research opportunities.



Contact Information


Dr. Adam Rich, Graduate Coordinator

Mailing Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
SUNY Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420-2973

Phone: (585) 395-5740


Graduate Studies

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Last updated 12/05/2007