The goal of the biology major at Geneva College is for students to grow in their understanding of living things — their structures, functions, regulation and interrelatedness. We also desire that they come to value the natural world as God’s creation, which He rules by His providence and over which He has mandated us to be caretakers.
We aim to help our students gain skill in experimental design and interpretation, in communication, in using scientific literature, and in relating Biblical principles of ethics to medical and environmental problems. Finally, we want them to apply their knowledge, values and skills, with excellence, toward their specific callings as servant-leaders in God’s world.
Allied Health Programs Biomedical Research Medical Technology Pre-Dental Pre-Medicine Pre-Nursing Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Veterinary
Why choose biology at Geneva College?
Modern, up-to-date biology
Cutting-edge courses, such as Neuroscience, Genomics, Immunology, Virology and Biomedical Ethics
Exposure to some of the most recent discoveries in biology as reported in journals such as Science and Nature
Integration of Christian faith that will transform your understanding of biology, from your first semester to your senior paper
Flexibility in changing career goals up until junior year
Room in the schedule for a minor. You don’t need to choose one area of the other — you can do both! For example: major in biology, minor in chemistry (three additional courses); major in biology, minor in psychology (18 additional credits); major in biology, minor in missions (18 additional credits)
Preparation for a wide variety of professional programs
Labs equipped for electrophoresis, Western blot, polymerase chain reaction, tissue culture, centrifugation, lyophilization, and computerized data acquisition of human physiology indicators among other techniques
Independent studies designed for particular career goals, e.g., pharmacology, exercise physiology, microbial ecology.
Internships and other opportunities include:
Mentor for freshmen transition course
Animal care assistant
Summer on-campus research
Off-campus summer undergraduate research programs
Practica/internships for medical missions with organizations such as Gateway Hospice
Medical experience at the Lawndale Summer Medical Project in urban Chicago
Summer courses at the AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies in Michigan
Examples of career opportunities
With a B.S. degree only:
High school biology teacher
With two to three years of additional study:
With four or more years of graduate study:
M.D., D.O., D.P.M., D.D.S., O.D., D.M.D.
U.S. News & World Report recognizes Geneva College as a Top 10 Best Value School out of all North Region colleges, accounting for our academic quality and the net cost of attendance for those receiving the average level of need-based financial aid.
For the second year in a row, Geneva’s ABET-accredited engineering program placed in U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the nation.
Geneva was named a Christian College of Distinction, affirming the school’s dedication to high quality academics founded on the inerrant truth of God’s word.
Designated as a Pennsylvania College of Distinction, Geneva is recognized as one of the best places in the state for students to learn, to grow, and to succeed.
As a College of Distinction, Geneva is nationally recognized for providing outstanding preparation that is highly valued by graduate schools and employers.
Geneva College placed in the Top 20 Regional College North Rankings as identified by U.S. News & World Report.