Majors and Programs - Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Arts

The B.A. degree program is provided for the student who has a general interest in the biological sciences but who does not plan to pursue advanced work in graduate school or undertake professional achievements in biological sciences. This program offers the basic courses for students whose career plans include the biological sciences, public policy or environmental studies.

Bachelor of Science

Students in this program earn degrees in both Biological Sciences and Adolescence Education.Candidates successfully completing this program of study are recommended by the College at Old Westbury to New York State for initial certification as Adolescence Education (grades 7-12) teachers. The School of Education Science Education coordinator is responsible for advising and approving... Read more
The B.S. degree program is the recommended program for students who plan a graduate program in biological sciences. It is also the suggested course of study for those planning careers in the biological sciences, premedical and pre-professional training, and secondary education.Students interested in secondary education should refer to the certification requirements in the teacher education program


Advanced Certificate Programs in Adolescence Education (7-12): Biology, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and SpanishThe programs are designed for candidates who already have a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree and who seek New York State Certification in one of the following areas: Biology, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Spanish, grades 7-12.Admission... Read more

Combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Are you interested in pursuing a career as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine? SUNY Old Westbury has a program that enables you to complete 3 years towards your Bachelor of Science degree at Old Westbury and begin your first year of Medical studies at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM).This accelerated B.S./D.O. program requires admission both to SUNY... Read more

Master of Arts in Teaching

Adolescence brings many challenges and adjustments for students in grades 7-12.  Central to the success of these students are teachers armed with the knowledge, skills and commitment to student development that, when combined, foster achievement.To prepare teacher-candidates for initial certification for careers in middle and high school education, SUNY College at Old Westbury offers the... Read more