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Department of Biological Sciences


Dr. Mary Dawson, Chairperson
Office S-244

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 10AM – 12:30PM and 1:30PM – 4PM
Phone 718-368-5502
Fax 718-368-4873


Our courses promote an understanding of modern biological principles, foster independent thinking, deepen the understanding of biology's relevance to modern societal issues and encourage personal growth in scientific writing and research. Many courses have internet components to improve the students analytical powers and information technology skills which are valuable for success in life beyond college.

Programs at Kingsborough Community College provide biology majors with an excellent foundation to transfer to four year colleges and universities, and to transfer to professional schools in the allied health sciences. With a wide variety of degree offerings and concentrations students have many ways to launch a career in the exciting and constantly expanding field of Biology. Please note our new program: A.S. Biotechnology

The department offers a wide range of courses for Liberal Arts students including The Biology of Aging, Human Genetics, Nutrition and Ecology. It is a goal of the Department to present every student, not only Biology Majors, with a choice of courses which provide the basics for a broad, well-informed education in the life sciences.

Motivated and talented students have an opportunity to take part in faculty research projects. Departmental awards and honors are presented annually to students with outstanding academic records.

Explore this website for more detailed information about specific programs, grant administered special programs, web-enhanced courses and our faculty.


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