Biology Department

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Hampden-Sydney's historic classrooms combine close contact, individualized education with modern, cutting-edge technology. The newest edition being a life-size, interactive digital anatomy table. 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.

Degree Offerings
Biology major or minor