Department of Biology and Natural Resources Management
Biology is an exciting and dynamic field focusing on the study of living things and their environments. The Department strives to set a standard of excellence in biology and natural resources education as a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We offer undergraduate degrees in Biology or Natural Resources Management, and a graduate degree in Biology.
Students interested in ecology and environmental sustainability will find many opportunities to pursue their interests in our undergraduate programs, which include emphases in General Biology, Biomolecular Processes, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in addition to the degree in Natural Resources Management. Undergraduate students also may complete emphases in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Teacher Certification, or pursue Pre-Medical and other Pre-Professional preparation through our undergraduate program. The Biology MS degree program also offers optional emphases in either Aquatic Sciences or Natural Resources.
Faculty in the Biology Department are involved in a broad range of research providing many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in a variety of projects. These areas of research include animal behavior, aquatic biology, bioethics, botany, climate, conservation, development, ecology, environmental sustainability, evolutionary biology, genetics, microbiology, natural resources management, natural resources policy, restoration ecology, and science education.
News / Upcoming Events
Biology Department Seminar Series:
Click here for the full seminar schedule for fall semester.
Research by NRM faculty member, Erik Nordman, and Paul Isely from the Seidman College of Business Economics Department, was featured in the International Joint Commission's newsletter, the Great Lakes Connection. Their work suggests that removing invasive Phragmites stands from waterfront properties substantially increases property values.
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Wildlife Rehabilitation Internships
for job 2169322
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Wildlife Rehabilitation Externships
for job 2156548
The Wildlife Center of Virginia
2019 Regenerative Medicine Summer Internship
for job 2134231
SENS Research Foundation
High-Throughput Screening Padawan (1-year paid internship)
for job 2123421
Organism Engineering Padawan (1-year paid internship)
for job 2123229