Biology Programs

Biology is offered as both a major and a minor

Related interdisciplinary programs include:

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Student Research

High-tech microscope boosts research at Gettysburg College

Matt KittelbergerMembers of the Gettysburg College faculty recognize that technology has jumped by leaps and bounds over the last twenty years. To enable their colleagues and students to utilize top-notch technology for research and teaching on campus, they worked to acquire a new microscope. Read more

Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute

The Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute at Gettysburg College (X-SIG) was established to help our community of students be research readyresearch active and research connected.  Find out more

Student-Faculty Collaboration

First-year students' hands-on research adds to national genome database

Genome researchFirst-year students became hands-on virus hunters as part of a yearlong research project at Gettysburg College in partnership with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Science Education Alliance (SEA).
Sixteen new students captured viruses found in soil on campus. In biology courses stretching across two semesters, they isolated some of the viruses that prey on a certain strain of bacteria and analyzed the viruses’ genomes. The students will be listed as authors of new genome contributions to the National Center for Biotechnology Information database.

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