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SUBJECT AREA: Biology

Last Update: January 5, 2007 by Maureen Weicher

Subject Specialists: Vicki Tamborrino

Faculty Liason: Vicki Tamborrino

Purpose: The St. Johnís University Libraries support teaching, study, and research for undergraduate students, masters students, doctoral students, and faculty associated with the Department of Biological Sciences of St. Johnís College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The course schedule includes current offerings. The relevant Bulletin has detailed information about all courses.

Undergraduate Programs: Programs of study include the B.S. in Biology, and B.S./M.S. in Biology. The Pre-Health Advisory Program prepares students seeking careers in the healing professions, including Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, and Perfusion Technology.

Graduate Programs: The Graduate Program in Biological Sciences offers advanced training in cell and molecular biology,leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The program's objective is to prepare students with a broad-based background in biology with an emphasis on cell and molecular biology. They may continue in advanced study and research in areas such as intracellular trafficking, signal transduction and cellular responses to stress, including aging and programmed cell death.

The Biotechnology Program is a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort with the College of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students may chose from a Master's Degree Program in Biological Sciences with a Concentration in Biotechnology or a Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Science with a Concentration in Biotechnology.

Centers/Institutes: The Institute for Biotechnology offers students courses leading to a Master of Science Degree in Biological and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. The program gives students a thorough understanding of the scientific theory and advanced laboratory research techniques vital to success in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Faculty are drawn from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy and Administrative Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, and Department of Chemistry.

Enrollment Trends: See Institutional Research Factbook.

Department and Subject Area Trends: Biotechnology, molecular biology, microbiology

Established Specialization: The Queens collection has specializations in cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology. The Staten Island collection has a specialization in human biology.

Online Resources: Biology

Subject Depth: The Queens collection is on the research level (4), and the goal is maintain this level. The Staten Island collection is on the basic information level, advanced (2b), and the goal is to maintain this level.

Selection Considerations: Please see Selection of Materials. In addition, the following resources may be consulted for book reviews:

Materials to be Excluded: Please see Materials Not To Be Acquired. Also exclude:

Withdrawal Considerations: Please see Collection Maintenance: Withdrawals.

Other Considerations: n/a

Notes: The undergraduate Common Core includes a course in Scientific Inquiry.

Related Collections: Pharmacy and Allied Health

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