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.
You have two choices as a biology major 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
Meghna Das Thakur ’04 received a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and genomics from Washington University in St. Louis. She now works at Genentech as a biomarker lead for pediatric oncology. “I get to be at the nexus of basic research and apply it to patients. In research, when you set up an experiment and a new discovery happens, it is the most amazing thing. Now, I have the opportunity to take it directly to a patient and save lives.”