To understand biology means to understand life. And as a biology major at Hollins, you won’t just memorize facts — you’ll live them.
We provide students with the opportunities to learn in the lab and in field research, leaving no stone unturned. You’ll have access to several professional-grade resources and technologies.
Fall Term 2017 saw four existing laboratories refreshed, two faculty office suites constructed, and the lobby area transformed as part of the Dana Science Building’s $6.5 million renovation. Five new labs and support spaces were operational by Spring Term 2018.
Dana Science Building Renovation (PDF)
You have two Biology degree choices if you major in biology at Hollins. The B.A. in biology highlights four courses with labs. The B.S. involves a deeper undertaking with several biology-related electives and allied courses.
A biology minor requires three courses with labs, along with three biology-related electives.
What You'll Learn
Studying Biological Adaptations
While studying biological adaptations in ecology, our biology majors traveled to a hawk-watching site. We waited in the hot sun, and all of the sudden, hundreds upon hundreds of hawks came pouring out of the sky, riding the invisible roller coaster of air currents.Christina Havrila
Professor Morgan Wilson talks about Biology at Hollins
To Make a Difference
Roshaye Graham ’18 experienced the loss of her grandmother in Jamaica. “I witnessed firsthand the critical need for healthcare providers to not only devote time and care to their patients, but to also adequately and accurately inform caregivers of their loved one’s condition,” she recalls. She will enroll at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine where she plans to become an OB-GYN. “I want to make a difference in Jamaica’s healthcare system, and my determination, commitment, and passion will enable me to be successful.” Her story >