Juniata Biology students acquire valuable hands-on experience.

Juniata's flexible curriculum makes it easy to study abroad and combine biology with other disciplines. You could also tailor a POE to your interests.

  • Study life in the foothills of the Alleghenies, at nearby Lake Raystown or in the Galapagos Islands. We have numerous for-credit experiences available:
    • Marine science semester at Oregon
    • Remote Field Course
    • Natural History of Florida
    • Semester at the Raystown Field Station
  • Our students attend Ph.D. programs at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, UNC Chapel Hill, and elsewhere.
  • Study Abroad in Biology!

Funded Programs for Research in Biology at Juniata

The National Science Foundation has awarded Juniata College a $445,039 grant to fund a series of faculty development workshops to be held at Juniata College and other colleges and universities on genomics education over the next five years.

The HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) awarded $1 million in support of Juniata's Genomics Leadership Initiative (GLI), to prepare leaders in science, medicine, and society. Since 2013, more than 30 Juniata students have authored published professional papers resulting from their work in genomics.

The genomics certificate, developed through the HHMI grant, provides students that complete the program broad experiences in scientific research and background in the ethical, legal and societal implications of the human genome project and modern medical practices.

GCAT-SEEK is a group of educators who seek to incorporate new, massively-parallel sequencing technologies into the undergraduate curriculum in order to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to apply these revolutionary cutting-edge tools while investigating biological questions. (gcat-seek.org)

NSF S-STEM scholarship program: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Juniata College a "Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math" (S-STEM) grant to provide community/two year college transfer students with scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for the two years needed to complete a B. S. degree.


Congratulations to the Biology graduates in the class of 2017!
Graduating with Distinction in Biology:
Elijah Hall Truc Ly
Chelsea M. Keller Kelsey Pfau
Lauren Lock Hoi Tong Wong

Biology Department Seminars. Monday @ 4:00 PM, Neff Lecture Hall