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Karen Fredenburg
Executive Secretary

P:  (540) 464-7247
F:  (540) 464-7761

203 Maury-Brooke Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA  24450

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

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.

Degrees available 


Quick Facts

  • 36% of our 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