Biology Department

H-S 2014-2015 Journal of Sciences ReleasedH-S 2014-2015 Journal of Sciences Released
The Hampden-Sydney Journal of the Sciences is now in its fourth year as a student-run publication and its second year of producing a print version. The Journal is a showcase of the wide variety of scientific research being conducted at Hampden-Sydney by its students. The work in the Journal represents the products of summer research experiences, departmental honors work, classroom projects, and other ventures that show the central importance of research to a complete Hampden-Sydney scientific education. Full Story...


ASBMB Recognizes H-SC SciencesASBMB Recognizes H-SC Sciences
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has granted Hampden-Sydney College provisional accreditation in recognition of the College's high quality training of biochemistry and molecular biology students. ASBMB accreditation certifies that Hampden-Sydney biochemistry and molecular biology students are receiving an education that prepares them well for entry into these rapidly developing disciplines as well as provides them with the opportunity to receive a personal certification from the society upon graduation from the College.Hampden-Sydney joins a group of 28 institutions nationwide that carry an ASBMB accreditation for its program. Full Story...


One of the most popular majors at Hampden-Sydney, the biology program offers individually tailored preparation for graduate and professional work in research, industry, education, medicine, or government. Computer-aided experimental analysis and data presentation play a key role in many of the department’s courses. Gilmer Science Center, equipped with sophisticated instrumentation, computers, microscopes, aquaria, animal room, cold room, photographic darkroom, and research space, is ideal for for undergraduate training, faculty research, and student-faculty projects.