The biology department provides focused studies in the biological sciences to prepare students for post-graduate education in the biological and health fields and allow for specialization that matches their interests. 

Our faculty believe interaction in the classroom, laboratory, and on an individual basis is critical in the development of successful biology majors. Class sizes are small, laboratories accompany most courses, advising is conducted on an individual basis, and undergraduate research is encouraged.

  • 36% of majors entered post-graduate degree programs
  • 24% entered health professions
  • 30% accepted a commission in the military
  • Small class sizes –  average student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1

Medical School Preparation

The Path to Medical School

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Cool Toys: VMI Biofuels Lab

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birdsong research

From field to Lab: Translating Birdsong

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Dawson Confocal Microscope

Cadet Research Results in Publication

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alerding lab

Ecology, Conservation, and Organismal Sciencs Concentration

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bat research

Cadets Research Bats to Support Preservation

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