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
- Developmental biology
- Animal behavior
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.
- Combine your biological studies with other scientific pursuits through the Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute.
- Discover new viruses in the Phage Hunting Research Experience for First-Year Students.