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BIOLOGY

STUDY LIFE & EVOLVE YOUR CAREER.

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This program is offered by the Norwich University College of Science and Mathematics, exploring the wonder of human knowledge.

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At 30 and 40 years postenrollment, Norwich ranked in the top 7 percent for best net present value among the 4,529 schools ranked in Georgetown University’s “A First Try at ROI” study.
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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.

  • 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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  • Members of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets in their green camouflage uniforms crowd around a U.S. Army recruiter’s table at a March 2017 career fair on the Norwich, Vermont, campus.

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    Army Sgt. 1st Class Rick Badem, chief of the Army’s Barre Recruiting Station, receives Army Commendation Medal for his work The message from James Montgomery Flagg’s famous recruiting poster is 103 years old, but still applies for young people — yes, Uncle Sam wants you for the U.S. Army. And if Read More
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