Earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Biology/Health, Conservation Biology, Molecular Biology, or Biology & General Science Secondary Education Certification. The Department of Biology at Grove City College grants you access to state-of-the-art STEM facilities, breadth and depth in every major, and expert faculty mentors who point you to God as Creator.
Do you aspire to a career in health care, conservation, biological research, or education? Perhaps you see yourself serving on the mission field or working for the Mayo Clinic, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, New York Botanical Garden, or Yellowstone. No matter your goal, you can reach it from here. We prepare you to think critically, communicate effectively, and help your neighbors flourish as complex beings made in God’s image. From day one, you will begin to see God’s glory magnified through the lens of biblical truth and rigorous biological study.
With breadth and depth in each major, you will build a solid foundation in general biology and enjoy freedom to develop your passions in the field — whether you have a specific career in mind or don’t know where to begin. From medical sciences to ecological studies, you will be equipped to thrive in graduate school and your career through excellent preparation enhanced by state-of-the-art STEM facilities, cutting-edge technology, and highly experienced faculty.
Spanning diverse professional backgrounds and Christian denominations, our mentoring faculty will prepare you to enter your chosen vocation with confidence. As they challenge you to grapple with different perspectives, your professors will seek to reinforce your faith in God and inspire a grander appreciation of Creation. They will also help you hone your unique gifts and strategically pursue your vocational goals.
Beyond a dynamic hands-on learning environment, you will benefit from professional development opportunities in the U.S. and overseas. Under the guidance of accomplished faculty, recent research projects include cancer biology, human pathogens, zebrafish development, American chestnut tree genetics, ant behavioral studies, and metalloproteins, as well as pollinator and honeybee health through our recently established apiary on campus. Along with faculty, career services staff will connect you with alumni and employers for specialized internship experiences in a wide array of clinical, research, and field environments.
If you are like 96% of Grove City College graduates, you will be ready to compete for exciting full-time positions or entry into top graduate, medical, and professional programs at schools such as Johns Hopkins, UVA, Carnegie Mellon, and LECOM. If you choose to pursue a medical career, you will benefit from Grove City College’s medical school placement rate that is 10% higher than the national average. No matter where your talents take you, you will have cultivated the strong work ethic and holistic perspective needed to compassionately care for patients, conduct meaningful research, and steward the environment well.
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The faculty of the Department of Biology at Grove City College believe that God created all things, visible and invisible. It is clear from Scripture that Christ, as God, was and is directly involved in creating all things. Everything that has come into being was made by Him and for Him (John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16). This leaves nothing out.
The Department of Biology at Grove City College provides students with requisite courses needed for acceptance to most health professions programs as well as additional pre-health related resources. Students wishing to pursue a career in one of the allied health fields should visit our pre-health section for more information about careers, advising, internships, and networking opportunities.