Why study biology?

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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VCU’s recognition as a Top Producing Institution for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program demonstrates a campus culture that values international engagement. (File photo)

Feb. 13, 2024

VCU named national ‘Top-Producing Institution’ for Fulbright Scholars

University earns honor for the second time with record-tying 11 Fulbrights during the 2023-24 year.

Dec. 13, 2023

First-time fan

Follow along as VCU senior Huy Nguyen crosses an item off his bucket list and attends his first Rams basketball game.

Cameron Toler, a senior biology major, encourages students interested in research to “be adventurous and have the courage to ask big questions.” (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Dec. 12, 2023

How I found my research: Cameron Toler’s interest in the pathobiology of human disease is fueled by his own experience

Toler, a senior biology major, has found his research footing working in the lab of Huiping Zhou, Ph.D., and studying a chronic liver disease that affects 1 in 4 adults.

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