Welcome to the Biological Sciences Department website! We offer courses that serve the needs of the entire college community. Specific courses are required by a number of health-related programs, while our introductory courses satisfy the college’s laboratory science general education requirement. The department maintains an academic environment in which the potential of all students can be realized.
The department of Biological Sciences launched its BS program in Biomedical Informatics in Spring 2013. It is the only undergraduate program in Biomedical Informatics in the NYC area.
BIO DEPARTMENT NEWS
The department has recently been awarded an R25 from the National Institute of Health. Called the “Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program”, it will enable talented students to begin their training at City Tech and complete it at Brooklyn College.
Prof Ralph Alcendor and Prof Liana Tsenova were just awarded tenure.
Prof. Christopher Blair has just published three articles in quick succession. In Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, in Molecular Ecology Resources and in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology.
Biological Sciences student Manuela Hoyos was just accepted to a Summer Internship at the Fred Hutchinson Center Biological Sciences student Ayesha Rasool is the first to graduate from the Biomedical Informatics program.
If you need anything, please visit the department in the Pearl Building, P305. Otherwise here is some information that might be of help
Advisors are here to help you with all aspects of your education at City Tech. They are particularly necessary when choosing the courses for your major. Each student in the program has been assigned am advisor and should meet with them once a semester.
If you are struggling with your coursework, please avail of tutoring services that are offered in the learning center.
Peer Led Team Learning
As part of the Reading Effectively Across the Disciplines program, student peer leaders are available to assist you with your textbooks and manuals. Workshops are held in the library every day at 1pm and 4pm.
If you are in need of financial support there are many programs available to you.
Finding a job or internship can be stressful. Please use the following resourses to help in your journey towards employment
Finding an Research Mentor
This is the club of the students of the Biomedical Informatics program. Along with organizing seminars, workshops and trips, the club also offers advice, mentoring and tutoring.
The Maps Club serves to prepare students for a career in the medical field.
Black Male Initiative
This club offers tutoring and mentoring for students and also offers opportunities for research and scholarships.