Prospective Students



As a Mercyhurst Biology major, you’ll learn from dedicated experts who present lessons in both modern laboratories and at natural habitats in the surrounding area.

Our Biology Department makes it a priority to regularly revamp course offerings to reflect the latest biological advances and to continually invest in new and modern infrastructure and equipment. One of our newest editions is the Hirtzel Human Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology Lab located on the Mercyhurst North East campus. This state-of-the-art resource features a cadaver lab, a room for processing human remains, a digital x-ray system, a combination anatomy lab and classroom equipped with stations for cadaver dissection, a “green” energy recovery and air ventilation system and a high-tech security system.

In addition to learning within great facilities, you’ll also have opportunities to learn out in the field. Mercyhurst students regularly visit nearby habitats that include Lake Erie, Presque Isle State Park, the 400-acre farm at the Mercyhurst West farm, Jean B. and J. Douglas James Ecological and Wildlife Preserve and the Mary Jo and Ed Maier Field Station.

By following a rigorous academic curriculum that incorporates unique hands-on experiences, Mercyhurst Biology graduates have job and graduate school placement rates that are significantly higher than average.


Lecture: Not Just a Pretty Face

Dates: Apr 22

Location: Walker Recital Hall

Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

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