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General Biology at Buffalo State

What traits are you looking for in a biology school? To help you decide if Buffalo State is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's biology program.

Buffalo State is located in Buffalo, New York and approximately 8,339 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 39 biology majors received their bachelor's degree from Buffalo State.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in General Biology section at the bottom of this page.

Buffalo State General Biology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology
  • Master’s Degree in Biology

Buffalo State General Biology Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the biology progam at Buffalo State compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The biology major at Buffalo State is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for General Biology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular General Biology Master’s Degree Schools 252

In 2021, 6 students received their master’s degree in biology from Buffalo State. This makes it the #252 most popular school for biology master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Buffalo State Biology Graduates

The median salary of biology students who receive their bachelor's degree at Buffalo State is $30,437. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 12% higher than the national average of $27,253 for all biology bachelor's degree recipients.


Biology Student Demographics at Buffalo State

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the biology majors at Buffalo State.

Buffalo State General Biology Bachelor’s Program

51% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 39 biology students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from Buffalo State, about 49% were men and 51% were women. The typical biology bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at Buffalo State since its program graduates 16% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 8% more racial-ethnic minorities in its biology bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Buffalo State with a bachelor's in biology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 18
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Buffalo State General Biology Master’s Program

33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The biology program at Buffalo State awarded 6 master's degrees in 2020-2021. About 67% of these degrees went to men with the other 33% going to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in biology each year. Buffalo State does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 34% more men than average.


Of the students who received a biology master's degree from Buffalo State, 67% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Buffalo State with a master's in biology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Buffalo State also has a doctoral program available in biology. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Biology Grads May Go Into

A degree in biology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Buffalo State.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Medical Scientists 9,500 $95,170
Biological Science Professors 4,590 $102,800
Natural Sciences Managers 1,360 $148,460
Biological Scientists 690 $89,000


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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