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Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

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The center of life sciences research and teaching at Virginia Tech. Our mission is to seamlessly integrate world-class research addressing the grand challenges of the 21st century, from global change to human disease, with preparation of the next generation of scientists.

Major

Biological Sciences

This program provides majors with a broad education in the study of life.  This curriculum exposes students to the fundamentals of the discipline: genetics, cell and molecular biology, evolutionary biology, and ecology. 

options

Biomedical

This option is designed to provide essential foundational knowledge and skills for students interested in careers in the health professions and/or biomedical research. Students in the Biomedical Option will earn a degree in Biological Sciences and will complete most, and in many cases all, of the courses required by a wide range of health professional schools as well as graduate programs in biomedical research. 

Education

(only available to students graduating in 2020 or later; description forthcoming.)

Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

(only available to students graduating in 2020 or later; description forthcoming.)

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