From investigating the molecular genetics of microbes to observing the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, the biology major at Mary Washington can meet you where your passions lie and pave the way to an exciting career. Our research-intensive program will prepare you to think like a scientist and creatively tackle tomorrow’s challenges in the life sciences.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
Biology Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 402
Knowledge Rate: 77%
Career Outcome Rate: 82%
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Where do our alumni land?
- Fredericksburg Emergency Medical Alliance
- Mary Washington Healthcare
- CVS Pharmacy
- National Institutes of Health
- Quest Diagnostics
- Pender Veterinary Center
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- University of Maryland
- Virginia Tech
- University of Mary Washington
- Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
- University of Bonn
- Shenandoah University
- Penn State College of Medicine
- University of Bordeaux
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.
Alumni Videos: Visit the Biology Alumni playlist on our youtube page to learn more about our successful alums.
Watch a video from BIO Alabama about one of our alumni, Courtney Valerio!