Lynchburg’s Biology Program exposes students to a broad range of biological knowledge, stressing an inquiry-based approach that fosters student-centered, active learning. We provide an environment in which students can develop a strong foundation in biology enabling them to think critically, learn technical skills for solving biological problems, and communicate biological information in oral and written formats.
Students master the basic principles of biology, gain an appreciation for the diversity of life, recognize evolution as the fundamental underpinning of biological understanding, and identify and value elegant science through traditional classroom training, experiential learning, and close interactions between students and faculty.
Our goal is to prepare students for careers in field biology, laboratory biology, education and the health sciences, as well as provide the requisite structure for graduates to pursue advanced degrees. The program’s curriculum prepares all students for a lifetime of learning and to take an active leadership role in society by making informed decisions on issues that impact our lives.