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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. 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.
With majors in biology and environmental science—and a philosophy minor to boot— Shannon White's academic pursuits kept her busy in and out of the traditional classroom. White was passionate about preserving the environment and was involved with several campus organizations throughout her academic career. She served as president of Students for Environmental Action (SEA) and participated in Macon a Difference Day, a campus-wide community service day that strives to clean up and beautify the campus and the greater Ashland community. White also acted as the chair of the Academic Integrity Council. She was a member of the Honors Association and a member of Beta Beta Beta and Chi Beta Phi, which are honorary science fraternities. And in her spare time, she tutored chemistry, biology and environmental studies for the Higgins Academic Center. During her career at RMC, Shannon was the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship, was on the dean's list every semester, and received the Douglas Ford Phi Beta Kappa GPA Recognition Award. In addition, she received the Research Award for Excellence in Biological Research.