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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.
Hallie Stewart '10, a biology major with a minor in chemistry, had been making waves in and out of the pool for a long time. She was a member of R-MC’s swim team for three years, and in 2007 the team won the ODAC championship for the very first time. Out of the pool, Stewart was a member of the Judicial Board, vice-president of the Pre-Health Society and a member of the Senior Class Board. She was also a member of Beta Beta Beta, a biology Honor Society, and a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. During January Term 2009, Stewart interned with a local physician and discovered her desire to become an OB/GYN nurse practitioner. Stewart also participated in RMC's study abroad program, traveling to Australia and New Zealand in January 2010.