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General Biology at Syracuse University

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

Syracuse is located in Syracuse, New York and approximately 21,322 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 92 students received a bachelor's degree in biology from Syracuse.

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.

Syracuse General Biology Degrees Available

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

Syracuse General Biology Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks biology programs across the country. The following shows how Syracuse performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The biology major at Syracuse 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 Focused General Biology Graduate Certificate Schools 32
Most Popular General Biology Doctor’s Degree Schools 88

In 2021, 3 students received their master’s degree in biology from Syracuse. This makes it the #312 most popular school for biology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 5 students who received their doctoral degrees in biology, making the school the #89 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Biology Graduates from Syracuse Make?

The median salary of biology students who receive their bachelor's degree at Syracuse is $26,042. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $27,253 for all biology students.


Biology Student Demographics at Syracuse

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

Syracuse General Biology Bachelor’s Program

64% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 92 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in biology from Syracuse in 2021, 36% were men and 64% were women. The typical biology bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at Syracuse since its program graduates 3% more men than average.


About 65% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in biology at Syracuse are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 9
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 60
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

Syracuse General Biology Master’s Program

100% Women
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 3 biology majors earned their master's degree from Syracuse. Of these graduates, 0% were men and 100% were women.


Of the students who received a biology master's degree from Syracuse, 100% 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 Syracuse University with a master's in biology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Syracuse also has a doctoral program available in biology. In 2021, 5 students 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 Syracuse University.

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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