undergraduates

Undergraduate Program

The Department of Biology is dedicated to the undergraduate education of biology majors. Using the many resources of a research-based university, the department ensures that students are thoroughly prepared for further academic study and employment.

The breadth of course work available for students in the biology major stems directly from faculty expertise in molecular and cellular biology, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, evolutionary and conservation biology, physiology, genetics, bioinformatics, forensic science, and other disciplines within the field of biology.

A variety of research opportunities under the direct supervision of faculty members are available for undergraduate students both within the department and at the VCU Medical Center.

The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree prepares students for admission to programs in schools of graduate study, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and allied health professions; for employment in private industry and government agencies; and for teaching in elementary and secondary schools.