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Biology Major (BS/BA)

Biology is a fascinating field that studies all aspects of life. You’ll learn how to observe, model and experiment with living organisms. This major will teach you about diversity, anatomy and physiology of animals, plants, and other organisms; genetics; ecology; evolution—and more! We offer courses in biology and ecology that will teach you everything from how cells work to how ecosystems function. Our professors are experts in their fields, so they can help guide your learning experience with personalized feedback and support.

Whether you want to go into research or have an understanding of what goes on around us every day, we have the degree for you!

As a Lynchburg Biology student, you'll:

  • Learn about the natural world and its intricacies.
  • Gain useful skills for future research opportunities.
  • Explore your interests in different ways in new environments.
  • Become exposed to fields of study that are difficult to find elsewhere.

Lynchburg Biology students

“Lynchburg is unique because of the people that go here. That’s a little cliché, but the student population has made this a generally welcoming environment...” continue reading

Grace Cavanaugh ’21

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Christine Terry, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
Chair of the Biology Department