In additional to required courses in cell biology, laboratory methods, evolutionary processes, cellular communications, molecular genetics, and a seminar series, the biology major allows students to choose from a variety of courses investigating plants, animals, and molecular biology.

The major is excellent preparation for a variety of careers in the natural sciences as well as graduate study at prestigious universities. 

Bachelor of Science Tracks:

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Organismal
  • General Biology

Learn more about studying biology at UVA Wise by consulting the College Catalog.

Research Honors in Biology

The Biology Program is pleased to award graduation with honors to students who distinguish themselves in research. To earn honors, students must submit a contract for research in biology and fulfill all requirements of the contract to the satisfaction of the biology program and the Department of Natural Sciences.

Teacher Licensure in Biology

Licensure to teach biology may be obtained by completing the requirements for either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees, in addition to the professional education requirements for secondary school certification. Students should consult the Director of Teacher Education for specific requirements.


View course descriptions in the College Catalog.