Biology is a diverse area of study that requires a strong foundation in mathematics, chemistry, physics and advanced coursework. Our curriculum begins with two introductory courses that cover four basic areas—evolution/ecology, organisms, and cell and molecular interactions—and two semesters of introductory lab designed to introduce students to the basis of study in any biological area.

What Our Alumni Are Saying:

"Biology at Juniata is exciting. After the introductory courses, we throw out the books. Instead of textbooks, we read academic journals exposing us to real research methods and the most recent findings."

-Andrew Melber '11

Get Involved:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • Colleges Against Cancer
  • Teratology Society
  • Tri-Beta

Stay on Target the Next Four Years

Freshman Year

Increase Self-Awareness
  • Identify interests, values and skills by using FOCUS
  • Meet with a Career Counselor and/or take NDSS 100 Career Planning
  • Develop a professional resume and upload it to
  • Attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops throughout the year
  • Test your interests through student organizations, volunteer work and a
    summer job/internship

Sophomore Year

Explore Relevant Work Experience
  • Research specific careers and related qualifications
  • Become active in student organizations relevant to your POE; consider a leadership position
  • Update your resume on JuniataJobs and attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops
  • Set Social Networking sites to “private” and maintain professional behavior
  • Attend events with Juniata alumni to build your network; create a profile on Juniata Connect
  • Get a job or internship related to your field of interest

Notable Internship Sites:

  • Argonne National Lab
  • AZ (Arizona) Game & Fish Department
  • Baltimore Zoo
  • Blair County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Dolphin Research Center, Grassy Key, Fla
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Hershey Medical Center
  • National Cancer Institute

Junior Year

Prepare for the Professional World
  • Make employment/graduate school choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and participate in Career Workshops
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Build a professional wardrobe and attend the Etiquette Dinner
  • Simulate a Mock Interview
  • Get an internship related to your field of study

Senior Year

Implement Career Choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and secure quality references
  • Meet with a Career Counselor for your “Senior Meeting”; consider registering for NDSS 205—21st Century Career Search
  • Create a LinkedIn Profile and network with professionals for job leads/grad school information
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Apply to targeted employers/graduate schools: Follow-Up