Student Research Opportunities

We have a long history of scientific research conducted by students.  These publications cover a broad spectrum of biological specialties (including, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Botany, Geology, Ecology, Entomology and Paleontology, among others).

Biology students have presented the results of their research at some of the most prestigious scientific meetings in the world (American Society of Microbiology, the Geological Society of America, and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, for example).

Typically students begin their involvement in faculty research by choosing either an area of interest or a particular faculty member based on positive experiences in their majors coursework. 

The department offers a variety of research based courses that allow students to get hands on experience with biological and environmental research. If the student decides to pursue the project further he/she can take an Independent Research course. Frequently these endeavors lead to the student pursuing a graduate degree in that research area.

In addition to modern teaching laboratories, Herty Hall provides space for the following research laboratories:  Microbiology, Neuroscience, Fossil Preparation, Greenhouse, Hydrogeology, Soil Science, Botany, Phycology, Yeast Biology, Entomology, Ornithology, Microbial Ecology, Cell Biology, Herpetology, Virology, and Molecular Biology.  Field oriented research is centered at the university owned Lake Laurel complex. A modern log cabin provides two large natural history laboratories supporting research activities in Botany, Ecology, Entomology, Limnology, and Vertebrate Biology.

Natural History Collections

The natural history segment of the Georgia College Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences maintains significant collections of recent and fossil vertebrates, insects, and plants. Click here for more information.

The Science Education Center

The Science Education Center at Georgia College is dedicated to excellence in science teaching and learning. Through courses, workshops, camps, scientific competitions, partnerships, curricular and other educational activities, the Center acts as a vehicle for enhancing science education for students from P-16.

Other Links


Careers and Jobs

Environmental Jobs at
Environmental Jobs and Careers at


Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
201 Herty Hall  |  Campus Box 81
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-0809
Fax: (478) 445-5290