The Biology Ph.D. Program is divided into four subprograms that center on separate, but overlapping, areas of biology. Learn about the differences in curriculum associated with each subprogram (and about any specific application requirements associated with each).
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (EEB)
Behavior, ecology, evolution, and systematics, from anatomy to zoogeography. Faculty include members of the curatorial staff of the American Museum of Natural History.
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCD)
Molecular basis of cell function, of prokaryotic systems, of animal and plant development, and of complex biological processes such as the immune and nervous systems.
Organization and function of nervous systems, approached from biochemical, cellular, organismal, and environmental perspectives. Faculty include staff of the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities.
Plant Sciences (PS)
Study of major plant taxa from bryophytes to flowering plants at every level of organization from the molecular to the ecosystem. Work ranges from theoretical to socioeconomic. Faculty include members of the curatorial staff of the New York Botanical Garden.
Learn, explore, and share ideas in the Poconos
Each year, Biology program faculty, students and guests have the opportunity to gather with the members of their subprograms for a rejuvenating retreat at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingman’s Ferry, Pennsylvania.Learn more about the annual retreats