Explore the complexities of living things as a Biology major or minor. This hands-on, experiential program will give you a solid foundation in biological concepts and principles, as well as lab experience and research opportunities.

Studies span a range of biological specialties, allowing you to focus on a particular area of interest, such as:

  • Cell biology
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunobiology
  • Developmental biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Animal behavior
  • Ecology
  • Evolution

You’ll have access to modern scientific instrumentation—the same tools practicing scientists use—such as specialized microscopes, a greenhouse, environmental chambers, ultracentrifuges, and other molecular equipment.

In collaboration with faculty, you’ll perform research that often leads to co-authored papers and presentations to campus or at scientific meetings.

Gettysburg Biology majors have an outstanding record of success in the nation's leading graduate and professional schools, medicine, science-related careers, and many other fields.

Unique opportunities