Accelerating Your Education

The Columbian College offers 26 combined bachelor's and master's degree programs that allow students to fast-track their academic achievement and professional success.


Undergraduate Learning Assistants and students discuss class work. | Picture from GWToday

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a BA, a BS, a five year BS/MS, and a Minor in Biology. All undergraduates in the Biology Program must fulfill the general degree requirements for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Three concentrations are available within the Biological Sciences major:

Classes are offered in state of the art facilities in the recently updated Bell Hall and the brand new Science & Engineering Hall (SEH), including the brand new ecology classroom in SEH opening in Fall 2016. 

In addition to taking courses, many students conduct primary research under the guidance of faculty and graduate students. Students in the Department of Biological Sciences are eligible to apply for the Harlan Undergraduate Research Program which provides summer funding for undergraduate students conducting research. 

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