Biology Department

Werth Publishes Article on Philosophy of ScienceWerth Publishes Article on Philosophy of Science
Dr. Alex Werth, Venable Professor of Biology, recently published an article with colleague Douglas Allchin, University of Minnesota, on the "naturalizing error" which describes how scientific claims often disguise biased views or ideology. Full Story...


Grant for Prince Edward OutreachGrant for Prince Edward Outreach
The Hampden-Sydney student chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has been awarded a $500 grant in support of the chapter's outreach efforts with Prince Edward County High School. 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.