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AS A BIOLOGY MAJOR at Norwich University, you will acquire a first-class foundation for admission into graduate, medical, optometry, dentistry, or veterinary school, and numerous other related fields in the workforce.

Biology is the scientific discipline that investigates life in all its forms. Our curriculum and exceptional faculty will help you understand and explore the structure and function of living systems—from complex cellular components, to whole-organism dynamics, to ecosystem design.

  • Program Details

    A core curriculum of science, mathematics, and English courses ensures that, as a biology major, you’ll develop key analytical and communication skills. Rounding out the major, four free biology electives and seven free electives empower you to design a program that meets specific career goals and develop one or more minors and/or double majors. A special pre-medical committee oversees students on a Pre-medical/Pre-dental track and helps place them in programs following graduation.

  • Pre-Med, Pre-Dental

    The following courses are recommended as biology electives or free electives within the BS program for students interested in the pre-medical/pre-dental track:

    BI201 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
    BI220 Introductory Microbiology
    BI301 Histology -or- BI302 Embryology
    BI304 Physiology
    BI306 Cell Biology
    BI330 Immunology
    BI405 Ecology
    CH324 Biochemistry
    PY211 Introduction to Psychology
    PY212 Abnormal Psychology

  • Biology Minor

    Students may choose to enhance their major with a minor degree in biology. To do so, a student must pass a minimum of six biology courses, including two required courses at the 100 level and at least three 4-credit laboratory courses. All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.

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    To view Biology course offerings and a curriculum map for majors or minors, see the Norwich University academic course catalog:

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Meet Our Biology Faculty

  • Allison Neal

    Allison Neal

    "I really enjoy taking students into the field and getting them working on original research projects in ecology. Research is a great way for them to start to understand science as a process, not just a list of facts to be memorized." Read More
  • Lauren Howard

    Lauren Howard

    “I love to work with students and see them develop confidence in their own abilities, learn to manage their time, and succeed academically.” Read More
  • Virginia Kunkel

    Virginia Kunkel

    “I love watching students develop an understanding and appreciation of science, especially those who doubt their talent and go on to become enthusiastic scientists, who question and critique the workings of the natural world.” Read More
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