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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.
Hailing from Crozier, Virginia, biology major Cara Carne '12 participated in R-MC’s Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, a dynamic program that gives students the opportunity to conduct original research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. "I decided to conduct research on warblers for a number of different reasons," says Carne. "After growing up with a variety of animals in rural Virginia, the opportunity to work intensely on a population of wild warblers was very appealing. Being able to hold the birds and relate things to them that I’ve read about vastly heightens the learning experience."