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Biology is the study of life—from molecules to biomes. If you have a natural fascination with the world around you, majoring in biology at Gordon College will challenge you to dig into your curiosity as you investigate life on land, in the air, and underwater. And since we see faith and science as deeply connected, you’ll explore bigger topics in biology, like bioethics, creation care and stewardship. Whether you’re interested in the human body, plants, animals, or microbes, our five concentrations will help you tailor your studies to meet your goals.


Learn about Gordon's graduate and extended study opportunities:

Biology Minor
Requirements for a biology minor: 24 credits of biology electives of which 16 credits must be laboratory courses and at least 8 credits must be at the 300 level or above.

Life Sciences Consortium of the North Shore
Gordon College is part of the Life Sciences Consortium, established with Endicott College, Salem State University, North Shore Community College, and North Shore InnoVentures to encourage student preparedness to enter the job market in Biology and Biochemistry.  Our emphasis on Biotechnology provides a clear link to help you prepare for your vocational passion in a research lab!


For more information, contact:

Dr. Greg Keller
Professor of Biology

P 978 867 4852

Department Chair of Life, Health, and Physical Sciences

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