Biology

Your interest in biology is a wise choice as the demand for biology majors in research, health care, education and the environment continues to grow. The Biology Department is one of the largest at Lycoming College. The success of the program can be attributed to four factors: excellent facilities, dedicated teaching, quality advising and fun-loving, hard-working students.

Lycoming College is home to the Heim Biology and Chemistry Building, one of the finest undergraduate science facilities in the Eastern United States. In addition to classrooms, lecture halls, teaching labs and a computer lab, it features research laboratories for cell and tissue culture, molecular biology, advanced microscopy, and analysis of water quality and stream health. There is also an aquarium room, greenhouse and an animal lab.

Our program has four tracks which allow students to focus on the areas of biology most relevant to their career plans:

  • The Anatomy & Physiology Track — Prepares students for Medical School, graduate programs and careers in the Health Care field.
  • The Cell and Molecular Biology Track — Prepares students for Cell and Molecular Biology graduate programs or employment in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry.
  • The Comprehensive Track — Provides the broadest exposure to biology with enough flexibility to allow students to pursue any biology-related career.
  • The Ecology Track — Prepares students for careers and graduate programs in Ecology and the growing Environmental Science movement.

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