The Biology program, part of the Division of Arts and Sciences, is designed to meet student interest and to provide experience in the various life science areas. In its curricular offerings, opportunity is provided to examine the structure, functions, interrelationships, and environmental settings of life forms.

At the same time, the student is encouraged to develop skills in using and interpreting biological data, to make use of inductive scientific methods, and to integrate understandings with those arrived at from other disciplines.

The Biology program provides a flexible program of academic work which may be modified as the student advances in the program. Concordia’s program in Biology provides a useful foundation for a variety of possible career paths as well as for further study at the graduate level, including medical, veterinary, and physical therapy programs.

Biology Program Courses:

Required biology courses:

  • Biology 1 
  • Biology 2
  • Biology: History, Process & Methods

Track 1: Health Related and Medicine

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Biochemistry
  • The Cell
  • Heredity & Society
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Parasitology

Track 2: Environmental

  • Earth Science
  • Conservation & Pollution Biology
  • General Ecology
  • Marine Biology
  • Entomology
  • General Microbiology

Track 3: General

  • Heredity & Society
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Human Sexuality
  • General Ecology
  • General Microbiology
  • The Cell

Support Courses:


  • General Chemistry
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Computer Information Systems


  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Physics
  • Calculus

Biology Faculty:

Dr. Karen J. Bucher
Chair of Biology, Professor of Biology and Chemistry

Ph.D., M.Phil. in Biochemistry, Columbia

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
Chair - Health Studies, 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


Biology Career Paths:

  • 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

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

  • Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Yonkers
  • Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Hawthorne
  • Scarsdale Physical Therapy
  • Malcolm Pirnie Environmental Testing, Eastview
  • The Bronx Zoo, Bronx
  • The New York Botanical Gardens,
  • Bronx Wildlife Conservation Society