Designed for students interested in the fields of biological life and environmental science, the Biology program at Concordia opens the path to lifelong careers for future ecologists, environmentalists, pharmacologists, doctors and nurses, public health officials, physical therapists and more.

Students can broaden their Biology curriculum through courses in Chemistry and Physics along with the close tutelage of our distinguished faculty. Small lecture and laboratory classes provide personal attention and guidance through lab experiences and research problem resolution.

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Areas of study

  • Environmental and Ecology
  • Health and Medicine

Concordia students have gained real-world experience in a variety of professional settings, including:

  • Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville
  • Westchester Medical Center
  • Burke Rehabilitation
  • The Bronx Zoo
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Bronx Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Scarsdale Physical Therapy

Sample Biology Career Paths include:

Animal Trainer Dentist
Ecologist Environmentalist
Food & drug inspector Laboratory Researcher
Livestock veterinarian Marine Biologist
Medical doctor Occupational therapist
Pharmaceutical sales rep Pharmacologist
Physical therapist Physician assistant
Public Health Official Small Animal Veterinarian
Teacher/Professor Zoologist

Biology Faculty:

Dr. Karen J. Bucher
Professor of Biology and Chemistry

Ph.D., M.Phil. in Biochemistry, Columbia University; B.A. in Biology, Lehman College, CUNY

Gerald W. Fuhrmann
Associate Professor of Biology and Earth Science
M.S., University of Bridgeport; B.S., Concordia Teachers College, Seward; St. Paul’s College; St. John’s University; Western Connecticut State University

Victoria Graham
Assistant Professor of Biology

M.S., Iona College; B.A., Concordia College-New York

Dr. Molinda Kearns
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry  Pharmaceutical Sciences, Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy; M.S. in Molecular Biology, Long Island University; B.S. in Biology, D’Youville College