- Biology (Minor)*
*You may not combine the biology major with this minor.
Biology Degree (BS)
The University of Lynchburg’s biology major is a comprehensive program that explores living organisms and their relationship with the environment., It includes a range of topics and can lead to diverse and exciting career paths.
As a biology major, you can choose to focus on the relationship between living things and their environment, biology related to human health, or the microscopic building blocks of life on Earth. To support your studies, you’ll take complementary courses covering chemistry, math, education, physics, and more. The program culminates in seminars, case study courses, and experiential learning.
No matter where your education and career path leads you, Lynchburg’s biology program will equip you with scientific skills, an appreciation for the diversity of life, and a lifelong love of learning.
As a Lynchburg biology student, you’ll:
- Learn about the core concepts and theories inherent to ecological science, evolution, genetics, and the study of different organisms.
- Build familiarity with the scientific research process using modern technology and analysis techniques.
- Develop your communication skills to express your findings to both the scientific community and the general public.
- Gain hands-on experience with independent study through internships or research alongside your professors.
- Fit your studies to your career goals and graduate ready to take the next step to a job or graduate school.
The Biology major offers three emphases:
- Biomedical Science: Fuse biology with chemistry in this crossover to medicine and health studies. Prepare yourself for graduate study in various health professions or a career path in the biotechnology industry.
- Education: Build a strong and broad foundation in biological and related sciences to launch your career as a teacher at the secondary level.
- Integrative: Tailor this emphasis to your plans for a career or graduate school, picking courses from a wide variety of sub-disciplines.
Student and Alumni Spotlights
Christine H. Terry, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
Chair of the Biology Department
Interim Managing Director of the Ramsey-Freer Herbarium