What can you do with a degree from the Biological Sciences Department?

Our highest goal is to provide students with the basis for a lifetime of intellectual appreciation and development. We aim to foster an environment where students can learn to examine the world scientifically and apply this knowledge to both the individual and society.

The Biological Sciences department consist of 4 degree majors and 1 certificate program. See below for information about our programs.

Class of 2022 Graduation Award Honerees

Finnegan, Thomas
Biology Faculty Memorial Award

Acevedo, Nestor 
Bernie Bates Memorial Scholarship for excellence in Microbiology

De Jesus Alexa 
Israel Gottesman Memorial Scholarship for competence in Medical Laboratory Technician program

Barry, Elhadj 
The Biology Commendation award

Giler Geannine 
The Medical Laboratory Technician Commendation award

Valentin, Valerie
The Ornamental Horticulture Commendation award​


Animal Care & Management (certificate program)
Provides access to a career path in the veterinary care of domesticated animals. Students learn techniques for working in a veterinary clinic, including how to properly use and care for the instruments in a laboratory, particularly sterilization techniques, and how to analyze blood and urine samples. This curriculum also provides a foundation for those who would like to continue their education for an A.S. or B.S. as a veterinary technician or a D.V.M. as a veterinarian.

Horticulture (A.S.)
Is the art or practice of garden cultivation and management. Bronx Community College and The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) have established a joint program in Ornamental Horticulture. Students study liberal arts and sciences at the BCC campus for the first year. They spend the second year at the NYBG for both academic courses and field experience in horticulture.

Liberal Arts: Biology (A.S),
Students in the Liberal Arts A.S. Biology program transfer to four-year science programs, teacher education programs, pharmacy schools, engineering programs, or physician assistant or physical therapy programs. Enrichment programs are offered to encourage students to continue their education beyond the bachelor degree by attending graduate or other professional schools.

Medical Laboratory Technician Program (A.A.S)
Is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and approved by New York State Office of Professions. This major is a career program in which the student earns the A.A.S. degree. In addition to taking general core courses, certain liberal arts and science requirements, and specialized courses in medical laboratory technology, the student has a requirement to train in a state of the art hospital laboratory. Upon completion, students qualify to sit for the MLT (ASCP)/NYS MLT license exam (this technician license is required for employment in NYS diagnostic laboratories).

Contact Us

Meister Hall, Room 415

Chris Robinson

Animal Care Management Curriculum Coordinator:
Rebeca Araya

Administrative Assistant:
Idelza Lora


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