Biology Department

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 11:30 AM
Summer research science poster session
Settle Hall Board Room
Contact Mike Wolyniak
(434) 223-6175


Wednesday, October 05, 2016, 7:30 PM
Bio-Ethics Talk
Crawley Forum
Contact May Reed
(434) 223-7077


Saving the Sea TurtlesSaving the Sea Turtles
Erin Clabough, assistant professor of biology, performed research with Josh Chamberlin '17 investigating the developmental patterns that regulate sea turtle hatching on Hatteras Island over the summer. Full Story...


Tigers Receive Incident Response Training With FEMATigers Receive Incident Response Training With FEMA
Hampden-Sydney College student William Echols '17 and several H-SC alumni receive training in Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings, conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 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.