The Biology Department at The College of New Rochelle encourages students to be active learners, whether in the classroom, the laboratory, or the field.


Students have a direct role in the research conducted by faculty, with many receiving scholarships for collaborating with their professors.

Our Colloquium Series prepares students for the professional world, with three classes dedicated to teaching and learning scientific writing and presentation.

In the lab, we don’t just hand you prepared solutions and preformed gels — in Molecular Biology, students perform experiments from start to finish.

Many courses bring students off campus — to public health labs, aquariums, nature preserves, and the Long Island Sound, just to name a few — to observe and participate in the study of science.

When you major in biology at CNR, you’ll find that smaller can be better — smaller class sizes, close mentoring, individual attention in the lab and in the field, and personal guidance when applying for internships, jobs, graduate programs, and professional schools.

Individualized attention is not a cliche in the Biology Department — it is truly how we interact with our students.