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LIU Post Expands Biology Degree Offerings

New Specializations in Pre-Med, Molecular Genetics and Ecology & Evolution Begin This Fall


Rita Langdon ’91 ’95 (M.A.),Associate Provost/Director of Public Relations & Marketing
LIU Post,
Long Island University

Brookville, N.Y. – Beginning this September, the Department of Biology at LIU Post will offer three new concentrations within the B.S. in Biology degree program: Pre-medical Sciences; Molecular Genetics-Cell; and Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. The concentrations provide the academic foundation for future admission into medical, dental or veterinary schools and other health and scientific fields.

As part of the new curriculum, each student will conduct a year of research in a professional laboratory and receive hands-on knowledge in scientific research methods and techniques. This experience will provide the student with an advantage when applying for admission to graduate or professional school.

Courses are taught by leading biologists, chemists, medical biologists and ecologists from LIU Post's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Health Professions and Nursing.

The Pre-Medical Sciences concentration offers courses in microbiology, disease processes, comparative physiology, molecular biology, biology of cancer, and pharmacology. This concentration is for students interested in applying to medical school, dental or veterinary schools. Throughout the degree program students will receive specialized by guidance from the Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental and Pre-Veterinary faculty advisor.

Within the Molecular Genetics-Cell concentration, course offerings include comparative physiology, molecular biology, histology, developmental biology, invertebrate zoology, comparative vertebrate anatomy and tropical marine biology. Armed with this specialization, students can pursue Ph.D. programs and/or careers in industry, research, universities, hospitals and laboratories.

The Ecology, Evolution and Behavior concentration provides a wide array of courses in ecology, microbiology, vertebrate zoology, vertebrate paleontology, animal behavior, marine biology, plants structure and function, and conservation biology. This concentration leads to specialized Ph.D. programs and/or careers in conservation, wildlife, preservation, fishery and national parks.

Students can learn more about the concentrations by contacting the Department of Biology at 516-299-2481or the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or by visiting the LIU Post website at

Posted 03/06/2012

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