GCU students can now apply for emergency cash grants made possible by the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act). The application and eligibility requirements are available at Virtual instruction and events remain ongoing. A live Commencement ceremony will be held on campus in the fall, most likely on an October weekend. Admissions events and select student activities have moved online, while all other public and campus events, activities, and athletics have been canceled for the semester. Always check GCU e-mails and for the most up-to-date information.

Department of Biology

From molecules to ecosystems, biology is at the forefront of understanding and enhancing our world. The Department of Biology at Georgian Court University brings learning about this discipline to life in a hands-on, relevant way.


Courses within the Department of Biology incorporate learning about biological organization, laboratory use, scientific writing, and independent research. You’ll work very closely with our top-notch team of faculty members to ensure that you grasp coursework and understand how it translates into real-world applications. Countless opportunities for service learning exist along the way, as do opportunities to apply the university’s signature Mercy core values.

Graduates are equipped to pursue careers in medicine, health care, dentistry, physical therapy, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, environmental, and veterinary fields, to name a few. The foundations imparted here are a strong starting point, and our team is dedicated to ensuring its programs truly benefit each student.

Undergraduate Programs

Full-time Faculty​

Carolyn Bergman

Bergman, Carolyn

Associate Professor
School of Arts & Sciences
Jeffries Hall (203)

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Brunella Bowditch

Bowditch, Brunella

Associate Professor
School of Arts & Sciences
Jeffries Hall (202)

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Michelle Esposito

Esposito, Michelle

Assistant Professor
School of Arts & Sciences
Jeffries Hall (172)

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Jean Parry

Parry, Jean

Assistant Professor
School of Arts & Sciences
Jeffries Hall (136)

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Louise Wootton

Wootton, Louise

School of Arts & Sciences
Jeffries Hall (201)

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