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Within the natural sciences Mercy has options for study in:  Biology, Health Science and Clinical Laboratory Science at Mercy. Graduates from these programs can pursue careers in hospitals, private laboratories and research facilities.  

Programs also prepare students for graduate school and professional schools such as medicine or dentistry.  

Our Exercise science program prepares students for work in fields including: strength and conditioning, personal training and weight loss management. 


Learn about the Biology Major Tracks

Dr. Renee Haskew Layton describes the biology major tracks at Mercy University.

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Mole Day Celebration

On October 25th, the chemistry faculty and students at Mercy University celebrated Mole Day at the Westchester campus. The Mole Day festivities included mole challenges, chemistry-themed giveaways, and mole-themed snacks. Everyone who participated received chemistry/mole-themed giveaways, delicious periodic table cupcakes, mole-themed snacks, and refreshments. Many students took part in various interactive challenges and games related to the periodic table and moles, and they won adorable mole merchandise as prizes. Participants had an opportunity to turn learning a chemistry concept like Avogadro’s Number into an entertaining and memorable experience.

Mole Day is celebrated annually on October 23rd from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. in honor of Avogadro’s number (6.02×1023) as part of National Chemistry Week. Chemistry students from around the world unite in celebration of Mole Day to create awareness and enthusiasm surrounding chemistry. Avogadro’s Number defines the number of atoms and molecules present in a single mole of a substance and is named after the 19th century Italian scientist, Amedeo Avogadro.

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Clinical Laboratory Science

There is a shortage of clinically trained medical laboratory scientists in the marketplace, and demand for their services is only increasing. Mercy University's Clinical Laboratory Science program will prepare you to excel in this growing field. Our graduates go on to enjoy comfortable starting salaries and fulfilling careers

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Exercise Science

Wherever you want your career to take you, the Exercise Science program can take you there.

The Exercise Science Clinical Track gives students the strong sciences foundation they need to be prepared for graduate studies in health profession programs such as physical therapy, exercise physiology and more.

The Exercise Science Performance Track prepares students to work in high demand fields such as strength and conditioning, personal training, weight loss management and performance coaching just to name a few.

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Preparing for a Career in Medicine

Our B.S. in Biology includes courses that are standard pre-requisite courses, commonly recommended, or essential for success in a medical school application and preparation for the Medical College Admission Test. 

Completing the B.S. in Biology does not guarantee admission to a Mercy University graduate professional program or medical school. Graduates of the B.S. in Biology must apply to chosen programs, meet specific requirements and compete with all other applicants. The B.S. in Biology may or may not satisfy the course requirements for admission to graduate or medical programs. Courses can vary based on the college/university. Students have the responsibility to check entrance requirements for college/university to which they intend to apply.  

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