Biology is a diverse area of study that requires a strong foundation in mathematics, chemistry, and physics. You'll start with introductory courses in four main areas to gain that foundation: evolution/ecology, organisms, system interactions, and cell & molecular biology.

You'll be introduced to the lab right away, and then focus on course-based research experiences, with the opportunity to co-author published papers. You can then specialize in areas like cell biology, evolutionary biology, wildlife, botany, or many other fields, as you hone your interests.

Microscope with Jason Chan

You'll be introduced to the lab right away, and then focus on course-based research experiences, with the opportunity to co-author published papers.

Microscope with Jason Chan

Biology is a diverse area of study that requires a strong foundation in mathematics, chemistry, and physics. You'll start with introductory courses in four main areas to gain that foundation: evolution/ecology, organisms, system interactions, and cell & molecular biology.

You'll be introduced to the lab right away, and then focus on course-based research experiences, with the opportunity to co-author published papers. You can then specialize in areas like cell biology, evolutionary biology, wildlife, botany, or many other fields, as you hone your interests.

You'll be introduced to the lab right away, and then focus on course-based research experiences, with the opportunity to co-author published papers.

Microscope with Jason Chan

Biology is a diverse area of study that requires a strong foundation in mathematics, chemistry, and physics. You'll start with introductory courses in four main areas to gain that foundation: evolution/ecology, organisms, system interactions, and cell & molecular biology.

You'll be introduced to the lab right away, and then focus on course-based research experiences, with the opportunity to co-author published papers. You can then specialize in areas like cell biology, evolutionary biology, wildlife, botany, or many other fields, as you hone your interests.

You'll be introduced to the lab right away, and then focus on course-based research experiences, with the opportunity to co-author published papers.

Microscope with Jason Chan

Biology is a diverse area of study that requires a strong foundation in mathematics, chemistry, and physics. You'll start with introductory courses in four main areas to gain that foundation: evolution/ecology, organisms, system interactions, and cell & molecular biology.

You'll be introduced to the lab right away, and then focus on course-based research experiences, with the opportunity to co-author published papers. You can then specialize in areas like cell biology, evolutionary biology, wildlife, botany, or many other fields, as you hone your interests.

You'll be introduced to the lab right away, and then focus on course-based research experiences, with the opportunity to co-author published papers.

 

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    Featured Alumni

    Sammi Baker '22

    POE: Neurobiology and Neurosciences with a secondary emphasis in Psychology

    "When I toured Juniata, I knew the program was a great fit for me. The classrooms were small, and the relationships with the faculty were unmatched. I could tell the faculty truly was invested in the students and willing to go the extra mile to make sure that concepts are understood."

    Featured Alumni

    Sammi Baker '22

    POE: Neurobiology and Neurosciences with a secondary emphasis in Psychology

    "When I toured Juniata, I knew the program was a great fit for me. The classrooms were small, and the relationships with the faculty were unmatched. I could tell the faculty truly was invested in the students and willing to go the extra mile to make sure that concepts are understood."

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    Featured Outcome

    Erin Satterthwaite ’10

    POE: Biology

    Erin received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California Davis.

    "What really stood out to me about Juniata was the strong scientific focus and biology department within the context of the liberal arts education. This combination was really unique and exactly what I was looking for."

    Featured Outcome

    Erin Satterthwaite ’10

    POE: Biology

    Erin received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California Davis.

    "What really stood out to me about Juniata was the strong scientific focus and biology department within the context of the liberal arts education. This combination was really unique and exactly what I was looking for."

  • Emma Medlock '23 portrait
    Featured Alumni

    Emma Medlock '23

    POE: Chemistry with a secondary emphasis in French

    "I would recommend the program. It is strong and sets you up well for graduate (or medical) school. Juniata keeps you on track to graduate with a reputable degree while also allowing you to pursue other interests."

    Featured Alumni

    Emma Medlock '23

    POE: Chemistry with a secondary emphasis in French

    "I would recommend the program. It is strong and sets you up well for graduate (or medical) school. Juniata keeps you on track to graduate with a reputable degree while also allowing you to pursue other interests."

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    Featured Alumni

    Jonathan Borrelli ’10

    POE: Biology

    Jonathan earned a position as a postdoctoral researcher at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    "The Juniata biology program gives a good all-around education in the fundamentals of biology, while also offering the ability to branch out into the areas of the subject that most interest you. For me, that included studying vertebrate zoology and ecology, as well as being able to take several ecology and evolution courses during my time studying abroad."

    Featured Alumni

    Jonathan Borrelli ’10

    POE: Biology

    Jonathan earned a position as a postdoctoral researcher at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    "The Juniata biology program gives a good all-around education in the fundamentals of biology, while also offering the ability to branch out into the areas of the subject that most interest you. For me, that included studying vertebrate zoology and ecology, as well as being able to take several ecology and evolution courses during my time studying abroad."

 

Why Study Biology at Juniata?

People with biological training work on the front lines to characterize and solve problems. What molecular genetics and biology do you need to know to disrupt the way a virus is working? What do we do when climate changes cause increased temperatures and ocean levels and disrupt whole ecosystems? Juniata has graduates out there right now answering these questions.

Why Study Biology at Juniata?

People with biological training work on the front lines to characterize and solve problems. What molecular genetics and biology do you need to know to disrupt the way a virus is working? What do we do when climate changes cause increased temperatures and ocean levels and disrupt whole ecosystems? Juniata has graduates out there right now answering these questions.

Why Study Biology at Juniata?

People with biological training work on the front lines to characterize and solve problems. What molecular genetics and biology do you need to know to disrupt the way a virus is working? What do we do when climate changes cause increased temperatures and ocean levels and disrupt whole ecosystems? Juniata has graduates out there right now answering these questions.

von Liebig Center for Science

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Here, you'll have access to a high performance compute cluster for bioinformatic analysis, a molecular microbiology core facility including a quantitative PCR for targeted gene quantification, microbial community profiling using high-throughput sequencing technology, rapid DNA, RNA, and protein quantification on a bioanalyzer, metatranscriptomics profiling for gene expression of microbial communities, and metagenomic and metatranscriptomics data analysis pipelines.

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von Liebig Center for Science

Here, you'll have access to a high performance compute cluster for bioinformatic analysis, a molecular microbiology core facility including a quantitative PCR for targeted gene quantification, microbial community profiling using high-throughput sequencing technology, rapid DNA, RNA, and protein quantification on a bioanalyzer, metatranscriptomics profiling for gene expression of microbial communities, and metagenomic and metatranscriptomics data analysis pipelines.
photo of lab in von liebig

von Liebig Center for Science

Here, you'll have access to a high performance compute cluster for bioinformatic analysis, a molecular microbiology core facility including a quantitative PCR for targeted gene quantification, microbial community profiling using high-throughput sequencing technology, rapid DNA, RNA, and protein quantification on a bioanalyzer, metatranscriptomics profiling for gene expression of microbial communities, and metagenomic and metatranscriptomics data analysis pipelines.
photo of lab in von liebig

von Liebig Center for Science

Here, you'll have access to a high performance compute cluster for bioinformatic analysis, a molecular microbiology core facility including a quantitative PCR for targeted gene quantification, microbial community profiling using high-throughput sequencing technology, rapid DNA, RNA, and protein quantification on a bioanalyzer, metatranscriptomics profiling for gene expression of microbial communities, and metagenomic and metatranscriptomics data analysis pipelines.
photo of lab in von liebig

von Liebig Center for Science

Here, you'll have access to a high performance compute cluster for bioinformatic analysis, a molecular microbiology core facility including a quantitative PCR for targeted gene quantification, microbial community profiling using high-throughput sequencing technology, rapid DNA, RNA, and protein quantification on a bioanalyzer, metatranscriptomics profiling for gene expression of microbial communities, and metagenomic and metatranscriptomics data analysis pipelines.

Brumbaugh Academic Center

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In this facility, you'll find a multichannel gas exchange system for metabolic measurements, a vertebrate museum, and the Glaeser Greenhouse -- three independently environmentally controlled bays providing space for research, propagation, and collections.

Brumbaugh Academic Center

In this facility, you'll find a multichannel gas exchange system for metabolic measurements, a vertebrate museum, and the Glaeser Greenhouse -- three independently environmentally controlled bays providing space for research, propagation, and collections.
photo of BAC

Brumbaugh Academic Center

In this facility, you'll find a multichannel gas exchange system for metabolic measurements, a vertebrate museum, and the Glaeser Greenhouse -- three independently environmentally controlled bays providing space for research, propagation, and collections.
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Brumbaugh Academic Center

In this facility, you'll find a multichannel gas exchange system for metabolic measurements, a vertebrate museum, and the Glaeser Greenhouse -- three independently environmentally controlled bays providing space for research, propagation, and collections.
photo of BAC

Brumbaugh Academic Center

In this facility, you'll find a multichannel gas exchange system for metabolic measurements, a vertebrate museum, and the Glaeser Greenhouse -- three independently environmentally controlled bays providing space for research, propagation, and collections.
photo of BAC

Raystown Field Station

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Spend a semester experiencing the Northern Appalachians where you'll take all your courses at the field station and live in lodges next to Shuster Hall.

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Raystown Field Station

Spend a semester experiencing the Northern Appalachians where you'll take all your courses at the field station and live in lodges next to Shuster Hall.
photo of field station

Raystown Field Station

Spend a semester experiencing the Northern Appalachians where you'll take all your courses at the field station and live in lodges next to Shuster Hall.
photo of field station

Raystown Field Station

Spend a semester experiencing the Northern Appalachians where you'll take all your courses at the field station and live in lodges next to Shuster Hall.
photo of field station

Raystown Field Station

Spend a semester experiencing the Northern Appalachians where you'll take all your courses at the field station and live in lodges next to Shuster Hall.
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Study Abroad

Studying abroad provides a valuable perspective of global Biology and field opportunities that may not be available at Juniata. Destinations include: the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Northern Ireland, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands.

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Study Abroad

Studying abroad provides a valuable perspective of global Biology and field opportunities that may not be available at Juniata. Destinations include: the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Northern Ireland, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands.

Learn More →