Programs / Courses

Master

Clinical Trial Management (MS)

Mission Statement

The goal of the Master’s program in Clinical Trial Management at York College will be to provide students with specialization in clinical trial management. Students who complete the program will be qualified to hold jobs as clinical research professionals, opening the door to industry jobs as clinical investigators, researchers, administrators, consultants, data managers, quality assurance managers, regulatory affairs managers, and educators in clinical trial management. 

Majors

Biology (BA)

Program Mission

The Biology BA program provides in-depth knowledge of the science of life, from molecular biology to ecology. Students develop ability to critically analyze information, to make connections among different areas of biology and to communicate their ideas effectively to the scientific community. Students also acquire critical laboratory skills and learn how to design and perform experiments and to analyze experimental results to test a hypothesis. The Biology BA program is also designed to offer students a possibility to extensively explore their interests in liberal arts, such as fine arts, humanities or social sciences. Our department fosters a multi-cultural, experiential learning environment helping our students to develop into creative and critical individuals and provides excellent preparation for a variety of professional careers, including graduate programs in biological sciences, medical and dental schools, or teaching.

Program Goals

  • Students will recognize fundamental principles and concepts upon which modern biology is founded.
  • Students will be able to apply scientific method.
  • Students have basic technical laboratory skills to collect and analyze data using appropriate statistical methods.
  • Students effectively communicate scientific ideas in both written and oral form.

Biology (BS)

Program Mission

The Biology Department at York College strives to prepare our students as passionate and critical scientists and provide them with the opportunity to explore the science of life, within the tradition of the liberal arts. Our program will help them develop critical-thinking, problem-solving and technical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing world as they pursue exciting careers in the biological sciences. We also believe that research is a cornerstone of active learning and our students will be provided with the opportunity to participate in various research activities throughout their studies. They will develop abilities to acquire and critically interpret relevant information from reliable sources, to formulate scientific arguments, to master important laboratory techniques and statistical methods used in modern research, and to engage and communicate with the scientific community. We also seek to develop a transformative, experiential learning environment which fosters multi- cultural and ethical values helping our students to become competent, competitive leaders who will have a great impact in the global scientific community. We offer two programs of study, Biology (B.S. and B.A) and Biotechnology (B.S). B.A. in Biology will allow students to get a Biology degree with a more extensive exposure to liberal arts than B.S. In addition, the Biology Department and Teacher Education Program together offer a Secondary Education Certification Program in Biology.

Goals

  • Students recognize the basic principles governing biological organisms and communities.
  • Students recognize and are able to apply the scientific method.
  • Students have basic technical laboratory skills to collect data and are able to analyze data using appropriate statistical methods where required.
  • Students are able to communicate ideas and data in writing, including in standard scientific format.

Biotechnology (BS)

Program Mission

Biotechnology at York College is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with strong academic training in sciences and math with an emphasis on applied research and variety of laboratory experiences. This program promotes the development of critical and creative thinking and fosters collaboration and ethical values. Students receive strong foundations in biotechnology, genetics, cell and molecular biology and biochemistry while acquiring essential laboratory skills and learning research design and methods. They are also offered a chance to participate in independent research projects in research laboratories, familiarize with research technology and collaborative work and become leaders who will have a great impact in the global scientific community. These activities provide students with meaningful experiences which should enhance their future careers in a variety of laboratory settings including Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Agricultural and Food Industries. This program offers an excellent preparation for advanced careers in research (M.S. and Ph.D.) in various fields and provides a strong background for entry into medical, dental or pharmacy schools.

Goals

  • Students will recognize fundamental principles of biology by applying concepts from multiple disciplines including chemistry and physics.
  • Students recognize and are able to apply the scientific method.
  • Students have basic technical laboratory skills to collect data and the ability to analyze data using appropriate statistical methods where required.
  • Students are able to communicate ideas and data in writing, including the standard scientific format.

Minors

Biology

Biotechnology