Students majoring in biology at Randolph-Macon College receive an education that is broadly based in the liberal arts and embraces both scientific and humanistic studies.

Students thus view their area of specialization - biology - within the framework of knowledge, which spans the breadth of human experience.

The Biology Department offers its majors a wide variety of courses, which fulfill their career preparatory needs. The job outlook for geneticists and molecular and cell biologists is excellent because of the rapid growth of the field of biotechnology. The Department has a reputation for excellence in pre-professional education and is proud of its record in preparing students for medical, dental, and veterinary school, and for graduate education in the plant, animal, and ecological sciences. Courses are also available for students wishing to pursue subsequent programs in nursing, medical technology, physical therapy, pharmacy, and other health sciences.

Biology majors receive academic advice both from individual faculty advisors and from specialized committees, including a pre-medical advisory committee and a pre-graduate studies advisory committee.