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Biology is the interdisciplinary study of the life in the world around us.

As a biologist, you can explore botany, evolution, genetics, medicine and a plethora of other topics. The JMU biology program is designed to engage undergraduates in hands-on research projects. Our students have access to state-of-the art labs and instrumentation in microscopy, genome sequencing, animal research, microbiology and more. Our faculty work hard to mentor our students, and prepare them for their future. At JMU, our biology majors are more than just students—they are scientists.

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The major is a part of the Department of Biology, an academic unit within the College of Science and Mathematics.

The department offers four-year B.A. and B.S. degree programs in biology. Requirements for the B.A. degree are met by adding the completion of an intermediate level foreign language and three credit hours in philosophy. The Biology Department provides outstanding educational opportunities for students through a comprehensive curriculum, scholarly activities, and community engagement that inspire learning, develop skills in critical thinking, communication, and ethical reasoning, and prepare them for successful careers.

Refer to the Biology departmental website for more information about faculty research interests.

Biology
  • Degrees Offered: 
    • B.A. in Biology
    • B.S. in Biology
  • Concentrations:
    • Ecology and Environmental Biology
    • Forest Biology, Dual Degree
    • Microbiology
    • Neuroscience
  • Minors:
    • Biology
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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