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Equipped with critical thinking, data analysis and problem-solving skills, biologists are involved in world-changing work.

They solve some of the biggest challenges facing humanity, such as improving human health and conserving the environment. With a degree in biology, you'll be prepared for a career that can make a significant impact.

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Maizah Rashid (right) stands outside the Sisters of Mercy Hospital in Croatia, where she served an internship in summer 2022. (Contributed photo)

May 17, 2024

VCU Internship Funding Program propels students to career success

Three recent alums reflect how the initiative connects academic pursuits to employment and professional development.

This year, VCU celebrated Giving Day with Giving Games, an in-person event in Monroe Park. (Jud Froelich, Office of Development and Alumni Relations)

May 7, 2024

VCU’s third annual Giving Day raises more than $16.8M

This year, VCU celebrated Giving Day with Giving Games, an in-person event in Monroe Park.

Skye Thurston, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and physics, was among the student researchers to feature their work at two recent poster symposiums. (Photo by Dina Weinstein, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

May 7, 2024

Hundreds of posters reveal one compelling story of VCU student research

Undergraduate and graduate symposiums, part of annual VCU Research Weeks, highlight projects that touch on an array of disciplines, notable history and scientific potential.

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