Marymount Manhattan

Department of Natural Sciences

Our students conduct research alongside their professors and find careers in medicine, neuroscience, environmental science, ecology, and everything in between.


With small classes, engaged professors, new lab spaces, an interdisciplinary approach, and some of the best internships New York has to offer, MMC’s Natural Sciences program provides undergraduates with incredible opportunities.

What can we do for you?   


We offer both a B.S. and B.A  in Biology, as well as an exciting new major in Biomedical Sciences. We also have minors in BiologyChemistryNeuroscience, and Environmental Studies

Biology majors become actively involved in original research projects, studying computational chemistry, urban ecology, environmental chemistry, and neurodegenerative disease in close collaboration with MMC faculty.  Our students have earned competitive undergraduate awards and been inducted into the prestigious Chi Omega Lambda Honor Society.

Our professors also place students in internships, fellowships, and independent study projects. Recent Biology majors have interned at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Museum of Natural History, and Rockefeller University.


No matter what you want to do with a Biology degree, we work with you to get you there. We provide guidance and structure to students interested in medical, dental, or veterinary school as well as graduate programs in the natural sciences and other health professions. 


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  • Ann Aguanno
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    Associate Professor of Biology

    Faculty Recruiter, Biology Program

    Director of Northeast Region, Undergraduate Affiliate Network

  • Judith Hanks
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    Associate Professor of Biology
    Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences

  • Alessandra Leri
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    Distinguished Chair

    Associate Professor of Chemistry

  • Benedetta Sampoli Benitez
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    Chair, Division of the Sciences

    Associate Professor of Chemistry