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The biology major at Randolph-Macon College offers you a hands-on curriculum that
integrates learning and experience from the first day. Specialize your
major by choosing an area
of emphasis. Explore career options with an internship in anything from
health care to marine biology. And build enduring relationships with a
committed faculty of research scientists.
Undergraduate focus: All classes in the
biology major are taught by R-MC faculty, and you'll find course enrollments of
no more than 25 students—even in introductory classes. And R-MC biology majors are
encouraged to pursue research projects as early as freshman year. Kevan Quinn '09 spent two summers participating in R-MC’s
unique Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program in the chemistry
department, and recalls, "I had research opportunities here my friends back home
said they wouldn't have until their second year in graduate school."
BS/MS joint degree: Interested in
forestry or environmental management? R-MC's cooperative agreement with
Duke University offers qualified students within the biology major the opportunity
to complete a BS/MS program
in five years.
Med school partnerships: For qualified students,
R-MC offers cooperative agreements for a BS/MD joint degree with Eastern Medical College, Early Selection Program with George Washington University
School of Medicine, or
Preferred Applicant Track for the Virginia Commonwealth University School
Career success: immunologist, parasitologist,
physician, environmental scientist, forestry specialist, infectious diseases researcher—biology
majors put their R-MC experience to use pursuing graduate studies and careers in
a wide variety of specialties.
Souad Glover '13 plans to eventually have a career as a surgeon or a chiropractor. In order to make that happen, the biology major is making the most of Randolph-Macon College's rigorous academic program. In addition, Glover chose a minor in French because it is her third language. (She also speaks Arabic.) To relax, Glover is a member of R-MC's Remix dance team, a group of 15 students who dance to hip-hop music during halftime at the men's basketball games. In 2010, Glover received the Wills Wray Morse Citizenship Award, which is given annually to a student to reward good citizenship. She was nominated by Professor Traci Stevens (biology), one of Glover's First-Year Experience (FYE) instructors. The FYE course, "Disease and Development," was also taught by Professor Brian Sutton (mathematics).