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7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Biology and Cell Biology

Department of Biology

zoology labPrograms of Study

  • Biology
  • Biology with Secondary/Collaborative Special Education in Biology (Grades 6–12)
  • Biology with Secondary Teacher Education in Biology (Grades 6–12)
  • Cell Biology


  • Biology
  • Marine Science

Preparation for the professional study of Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine

Why Huntingdon?

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Our goal is your success. To that end, Huntingdon’s science curriculum offers these advantages:

  • Small classes allow teachers to know you well. Even in your first semester, you will know and be known.
  • A broad-based curriculum covers all of the classical areas of the sciences. In addition, you can focus studies toward your career goal.
  • If your goal is medical school, you will work with a special adviser to prepare for the professional school admission process.
  • Critical thinking is built into Huntingdon’s core courses, as well as into all of your science courses.
  • Uniquely, you may travel and study during your senior year through the Huntingdon Plan, which also includes a laptop computer and books and information resources provided within regular costs.
  • Perhaps most importantly, graduate with the Huntingdon advantage: excellent placement rates into graduate and professional schools or employment.
  • Historic Bellingrath Hall houses Huntingdon’s science laboratories and classrooms, while road trips and travel/study take you far beyond the classroom.

Science in Action

biology class

Dr. Paul Gier

At Huntingdon, you could work with DNA in the lab, scrounge through swamps for salamanders, and talk about the immune system over lunch with professors. In these ways, Huntingdon faculty challenge you to learn through:

  • Lab research beginning your first semester
  • Field research
  • Marine science research at Dauphin Island Sea Lab
  • Huntingdon’s Tree Campus USA initiatives
  • Internships with the FBI, hospitals, primate labs, research facilities, and veterinary clinics, among other placements
  • Teacher Candidate clinical experiences in at least two classroom settings (if you’re interested in teaching)
  • Science-based clubs and the Beta Beta Beta honor society
  • The Hobbs Honors Program



Our alumni include teachers, environmental scientists, researchers, health professionals, veterinarians, and wildlife biologists. In recent years, graduates have studied medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, chiropractic, optometry, physician’s assistant, cell and molecular biology, and law. Placement rates into graduate and professional schools far exceed national averages.