Biology Seminars

Each Friday during the academic year the department offers a seminar featuring special speakers and visiting scholars. Seminars are held at 3:30 pm in SEH B1220.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Biology classroomStudents in Dr. Scully's Service-Learning course on the Mount Vernon Campus. | Photo from GWToday

For CCAS General Curriculum requirements and course offerings, please refer to the Biology Majors Advisee sheet and Course Syllabi.

BA Degree

Requirements for the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Biology can be found by clicking the link above.


BS Degree

The BS program has concentrations in:

Requirements for the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Biology can be found by clicking the respective links above.

BS/MS Program

The Biology department offers the potential for a fifth year Masters degree as part of a BS/MS program, which requires the student complete 6 graduate credits in addition to their undergraduate degree requirements. Contact the Biology graduate advisor (Dr. Gustavo Hormiga) during the student's Junior year to apply


Minor in Biology

Students majoring in other departments may elect a minor in biology. This requires 12 credit hours of 2000-3000 level BISC courses in the department, not including research or independent study courses.


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