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The Biology department offers three undergraduate degrees in Biology, Radiation Science, and Radiation Therapy. The department is also home to two fully accredited post-baccalaureate certificate programs: Radiation Therapy and Medical Dosimetry.

As a biology major, you’ll gain a solid foundation in laboratory, field, and classroom science by learning about evolution, genetics, ecology, molecular biology, and physiology. Then your professors will help you choose a concentration in biotechnology, health careers, or marine science based on your interests and career goals. 

The biology major is especially collaborative and career-focused: You’ll have the option of joining The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and the Health Careers Club, which provides faculty-guided research opportunities to give you hands-on experience in the lab and field. The Arthur J. West Alumni Seminar Series allows you to network with and learn from alumni healthcare leaders. Suffolk is also home to the Chi Kappa chapter of the National Biological Honor Society.

As a student studying radiation science, therapy, or medical dosimetry, you'll explore a multi-faceted field that integrates radiation, biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics. The majors and certificate programs prepare students for meaningful careers in the field of cancer treatment and health sciences.