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    Why Study Biology?

    A Biology minor prepares you to excel in the biological, chemical, physical, and mathematical sciences. You’ll learn the basic principles of cell biology, classical genetics, and molecular biology. You’ll deepen your critical thinking skills through the scientific process involving both observation and experimentation. Through lab work, you’ll learn the fundamental tools and techniques of biological investigation. With a minor in Biology, you’ll gain an understanding of essential life processes that will be useful in whatever you major in, whether or not it is science-related.

    Why Study Biology at MMC?

    MMC offers a real opportunity to distinguish yourself as an undergraduate, through small classes and unique research opportunities, all in the heart of New York City. Our students 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. 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(opens in a new tab) and the Touro College of Pharmacy(opens in a new tab).

    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.


    Ann Aguanno, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology, Chair Dept. of Natural Sciences,
    Biology Post-Bac Program Coordinator
    (212) 774-4838


    Program Highlights

    Matthew Lundquist, Ph.D. working over Zoom with a research student
    Many students pursue independent research experiences in our on-campus labs, exploring areas of urban ecology, ocean biogeochemistry, the connection between Alzheimer’s and diabetes, and so much more.
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    Our students intern at renowned NYC biomedical facilities, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Columbia University, the Hospital for Special Surgery, Rockefeller University, and more.

    Student in Bio Lab

    Students can build different skill sets through peer advising, tutoring, and assisting in the preparation and execution of laboratory courses. In addition, our students maintain an active Student Chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

    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.


    Start your journey today.

    Learn more about the application process, take a virtual tour, and chat with current students right from the comfort of your home.
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