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.