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.

Learn more about the value of a biology degree.


Varun Kodali is a second-year Honors College student studying biology and minoring in chemistry in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. (Contributed photo)

May 22, 2023

VCU award winners are Keeping it REAL in research, community engagement and global education

Projects that highlight relevant, experiential and applied learning touch on cancer treatment, youth exposure to science and cultural expansion.

Nonso Akunwafor and Vishnu Alavala will be fellows in the Fulbright U.K. Summer Institutes this year. (Contributed photo)

May 17, 2023

Two VCU students selected as fellows for Fulbright U.K. Summer Institutes

Nonso Akunwafor, a freshman studying urban and regional studies, and Vishnu Alavala, a freshman studying biology, will go abroad this summer as part of the program.

Jonathan Tatman, a biology major and safety ambassador, joined the Powerlifting Club at VCU as a junior. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

May 10, 2023

Class of 2023: Jonathan Tatman, a safety ambassador, combines his interests in powerlifting and science

Tatman, who is a biology major, has won four statewide powerlifting competitions.

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