Sep 26, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin




Professor Krause, Chair

Professors Burke, Daniel, Filippi, Sarno, Williams
Associate Professors Dores, Izquierdo, Lynch, Raciti, Rigel, J. Santangelo, N. Santangelo
Assistant Professors Enders, Miller, Santoferrara, Wang
Laboratory Director Boyko

The Donald E. Axinn Distinguished Professorship in Ecology and Conservation at Hofstra University. See “Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professors .”

Beta Beta Beta: a national biology honor society. See “Honors .”

Department Webpage: research publications

Non-majors Interested in Medical Careers
Students who are interested in medical professions who are not majoring in Biology (including post-baccalaureate pre-medical students) should take BIOL 113  and BIOL 112 . Other courses may be required to meet the prerequisites for a particular program. It is strongly recommended that students interested in medical professions seek advisement from the pre-medical advisers in the Biology Department and in the Premedical/Prehealth Professional Studies Office in the Center for University Advisement.

Certificate Program in Natural Sciences
Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Studies
This program  provides the opportunity for students who hold bachelor’s degree and who have not previously studied the sciences to prepare for entrance into a medical profession of their choice. Students may also retake science courses to demonstrate an improved mastery of those subjects. Courses are offered in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

Animal Dissection Policy
Practical experience with structure and function in animals is an essential component of a biology education. This experience may include the use of living or preserved animals in some laboratory exercises and may require animal dissection. Majors in biology who object to these practices based on ethical, moral, or religious grounds need to discuss their objections with the department chairperson. A student with proper advisement from their biology adviser can select a rigorous and rewarding set of biology courses that are consistent with the student’s moral, ethical, or religious beliefs. Only two required courses in the major may sacrifice animals or perform animal dissection (i.e., BIOL 112 and 113). For these specific courses, (BIOL 112 and 113) accommodations will be made for students whose beliefs prevent them from directly participating in animal euthanasia and dissection. Students must inform the course instructor within the first week of class of their concerns/objections and submit to the chairperson of the Biology Department written documentation that substantiates their objections.