Biology Department

H-SC Awarded STEM GrantH-SC Awarded STEM Grant
Hampden-Sydney College is a part of a coalition that was recently awarded a $479,762 grant by the National Science Foundation to develop a new virtual academic department that will focus on the analysis of big data, which is becoming increasingly prevalent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Full Story...


CBS Celebrates OB's Final DeliveriesCBS Celebrates OB's Final Deliveries
CBS Sunday Morning celebrates community legend, Dr. Edward T. Wolanski, Hampden-Sydney College Class of 1978, on his retirement; he has delivered more than 10,000 children during his 30 years as an obstetrician. 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