The GMC biology program is interdisciplinary, focused on environmental issues, and designed to help launch students successful careers in research, education, medicine and policy.
Biology Majors and Minors
- B.S. in Biology
- B.A. in Biology
- Minor in Biology
- Minor in Biopsychology
- Catalog Program Description
From the bark of beech trees to brook lamprey, the study of biology encompasses the natural world and all of its intricacies. Whether analyzing samples in a lab or studying aquatic habitat while rafting down a river, students gain an understanding of how a natural system functions, and learn to analyze humanity’s place in it. At GMC, the environment is an integral part of the learning experience. The Poultney River, which runs through campus, the 85-acre Lewis Deane Nature Preserve overlooking Lake St. Catherine, and the Lake Champlain and Hudson River watersheds all serve as living laboratories for coursework, as do the Taconic and Adirondack Mountain ranges to the College’s south and west. The GMC biology program is interdisciplinary, focused on environmental issues, and designed to help launch students’ successful careers in research, education, medicine and policy.
Pre-Med/Pre-Vet Advisory Programs
To assist students interested in medical or veterinary careers, the natural sciences programs retain contacts with professionals in these fields through its pre-med advisory committee. This committee assists students in positioning themselves for acceptance to medical, dental or veterinary school. Because admissions to these programs are so competitive, students are advised to identify such goals early in their academic careers and work with the pre-med advisor.
There is also a student-run Pre-Med/Pre-Vet Club, which works in animal/human health activities and helps connect students with internships and volunteer opportunities. The club sponsors one or two trips to medical or veterinary schools each year.
Brianna Alimonti ’16
Research Assistant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Libby Davis ’14
Naturalist Guide, Kantishna Roadhouse, Denali National Park, AK
Kristina Seitler ’14
Yale University, M.S in Nursing, New Haven, CT
Natasha Kacoroski ’14
SUNY-ESF, MA in Ecological Engineering, Syracuse, NY
Katherine Carvajal ’12
Engineer, Weiss-Aug Company, East Hanover, NJ
Fisheries Management Intern, Student Conservation Association, Stanley, IN
Camille Stephens ’12
Assistant Forest Ranger, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Olesea Cojohari ’11
SUNY Upstate Medical University, PhD in Biology, Syracuse, NY
Jennifer Conrad ’11
Dartmouth College, PhD in Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hanover, NH
Kanika Sharma ’10
Chiropractic Medicine, National University of Health Science, Washington D.C.
New York Chiropractic College, Doctor of Chiropractic Program, Seneca Fall, NY
Tibursious Ssendawula ’09
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Pharmacy Program, Albany, NY
Gerald Audet ’08
West Virginia University, Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology.
Kaitlin Petros ’08
University of Vermont Medical School, Burlington, VT
Justin Valliere ’07
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology.