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Biology with Secondary School Teaching Licensure


FROM BEECH BARK 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 rooted in the region.

Majors & Minors

  • B.S. in Biology
  • B.A. in Biology
  • B.A. in Biology with Secondary School Teaching Licensure
  • Minor in Biology
  • Minor in Biopsychology

Selected Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the historical, philosophical and social contexts of the practice of science.
  • Develop hypotheses and apply the scientific method.
  • Design and carry out an independent experiment.
  • Perform introductory lab analyses.
  • Explain and articulate introductory theories.
  • Describe classical scientific experimentation.


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