Jun 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog


Justin R. Anderson, Chairperson
Center for the Sciences 281, (540) 831-5146


Undergraduate Program

The Department of Biology provides students with the opportunity to select, in consultation with a faculty advisor, courses of study suitable for a wide variety of educational and career goals. There are numerous opportunities for students to participate in undergraduate research with Biology faculty. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Students in the Bachelor of Science program may prepare for state licensure to teach biology at the secondary level by completing courses in professional education in addition to Core Curriculum courses and requirements in their major. The department also offers a departmental honors program. For specific requirements, contact the department chairperson or the director of the Radford University Honors Academy.

Pre-Professional Degree Programs

Students interested in a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy or veterinary medicine may obtain the Bachelor of Science degree. Students who plan to pursue graduate study in these areas are urged to work closely with the Pre-health Advisory Committee in choosing elective courses appropriate to their career objectives.

Transfer Programs

Courses are available which meet the requirements for admission to schools of physical therapy, medical technology, and other allied health sciences. Students interested in such programs should consult with an advisor in the Biology Department.

Honors Program in Biology

This department offers honors courses, honors contracts, and BIOL 488 - Final Honors Project . For a general description of the Honors Academy at Radford, click here . For specific requirements, contact the Honors Academy or department chair.

Academic Programs

Biology, B.S.  

Biology Minor