The mission of the Biology Program at the University of Mary Washington is to provide a strong undergraduate education in the fundamental principles of biology and train students in the research methods and techniques used by biologists. The program is designed to prepare undergraduates for future careers in life sciences research, biotechnology, teaching and related professions, conservation, medicine, dentistry, and other allied health fields.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Thinking About This Major?
The Center for Career & Professional Development has many tools and resources available to help you choose your major. Below are three of them:
Focus 2: A series of reliable, intuitive, career and education decision-making assessments to help students select a major, explore occupations, make informed career decisions, and take action in their career development.
Skills developed as a Biological Sciences major (via Focus2): Decision making, equipment selection, listening, managing time, problem solving, reading comprehension, reasoning, science, writing and authoring.
What Can I Do With This Major: Learn more about what you can do as a Biological Sciences ! Some areas of career options are research, healthcare, biological sciences, ecological biology, biotechnology, education.
Handshake: UMW’s online career management platform that includes the latest jobs from employers hiring at your school. You can search for organizations based on major, location, job type, and many other categories.
Where do our alumni land?
- George Washington University
- University of Virginia
- Harvard University
- Duke University
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
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