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Earlham's Biology program encompasses all facets of biology, from cell to ecosystems, from neuroscience to environmental science and health. From day 1, you will have unparalleled access to our faculty who teach and do research in and at the intersection of our different disciplines - environmental science, neuroscience, biochemistry, health science, ecology, evolution, and cell and molecular biology.

Want hands-on research? It begins with your first biology course. Throughout your Earlham experience, you'll do research in the field and lab. You'll also apply what you learn beyond campus through internships, opportunities with our research partners and amazing off campus experiences across the U.S. or overseas.

Plus, you'll be part of a community that cares about you and has a rich history of success in placing students into a wide variety of life science graduate and professional programs. Our faculty will get to know you by first name (you'll do the same with them) and they will use their resources and networks to help you discover and follow your career path. We embrace who you are and will challenge you to think outside the box. We believe in developing the whole person, as well as the biologist within.

More from the Biology Department:


Earlham ranks in the top ten in the U.S. for the percentage of our graduates who earn doctorates in the life sciences.

You can do Biology research around the world from our own campus to Alaska, Borneo, Hawaii, New Zealand, Tanzania/Kenya, Bahamas, the Amazon rain forest, and the Galapagos Islands.

Recent graduates have earned prestigious post-graduate fellowships including National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships, Fulbright Grants and Watson Fellowships. Our alumni have found work as physicians, nurses, zookeepers, museum specialists, vets, biomedical researchers, GIS specialists, conservation biologists, university professors, wildlife biologists, STEM cell & cancer researchers, and educators, among many others. They have worked with state and federal governments, and major corporations around the world.

Earlham has recently invested over $30 million in state-of-the-art science facilities. We have a fully equipped molecular biology lab, a digital fluorescence microscope, a greenhouse, a natural history museum, and a human cadaver lab. All our facilities are designed to facilitate innovating learning, active partnerships and, most importantly: collaboration, discovery and deep learning.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.