Discover your Goals

Union College’s Biology offers a diverse curriculum that covers the full range of knowledge and practice, develops students’ passion for science and the natural world, and prepares our graduates for future study – whatever the career goal.

Mission Statement

The Biology Department is committed to broad coverage of the many fields that encompass biology. Our curriculum is designed to expose our students to a wide range of sub-disciplines within the biological sciences, while still allowing them the flexibility to go deeply into an area of interest. A primary goal of this curriculum is to help our students learn skills that will enable them to be good scientists or science-literate individuals. Central to achieving this goal is the ability to think critically and communicate clearly.   We want our students to be able to design and carry out experiments effectively, in the lab or in the field, and analyze the results of their experiments quantitatively. Our students should be able to present their findings in clear written form, to use graphics effectively, and to present their work orally. In addition, we want our students to have the ability to read and evaluate the scientific literature critically.   The diverse course offerings and their accompanying labs, and the distribution of those courses within our curriculum have been designed with these goals in mind.

Biology at a Glimpse

Department Chair
Professor Rob Lauzon
Science & Engineering, S310

Administrative Assistant
Jackie Klein
Science & Engineering, S324
(518) 388-6241