The biology program at Gwynedd-Mercy College is an integrated course of study which is molecularly focused with a strong emphasis on molecular and cellular biology, genetics, and biochemistry. GMC's biology students gain a broad-base in the physical sciences with required coursework in chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Students who graduate from GMC with a biology degree automatically earn a minor in chemistry.
GMC's biology program provides state-of-the-art laboratory training in current technology that is applicable to research in a graduate program and at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Students must conduct research as part of the requirement in the biology program, which gives students practical, hands-on research experience that is critical for future employment or graduate study.
The biology program at GMC is taught by experts, who are experienced, and doctorally-prepared full-time faculty members. This allows the biology graduate from GMC to possess the knowledge and skills to succeed in graduate or professional school or in employment in a variety of fields, including:
- Academic, Biotechnology, or Pharmaceutical research
- Clinical research
- Environmental scientist
- Forensic laboratory technician
- Scientific writer
- Research director
- Physician Assistant
- Physical therapist
- Public Health Advocate
- Pharmaceutical sales
- College Educator
- Secondary Education Teacher