About the Program


In addition to providing the required knowledge base, the bachelor’s degree program in biology teaches students how to formulate questions, how to ob-serve and record natural phenomena, how to analyze and evaluate data, and how to draw conclusions from scientific results. In the spirit of our hands-on, experiential approach to learning, Paul Smith’s students have full access to a unique living laboratory that includes 14,200 acres of college-owned forests, wetlands, lakes and streams. They are encouraged to study natural habitats and environmental issues first-hand, often within walking distance of their residence halls. 

Minimum 120 credits for B.S. degree with 40 credits in 300/400 level courses and 60 credits in the liberal arts and sciences.


Paul Smith's College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

(518) 327-6227
(800) 421-2605



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