The science of life.
The study of biology teaches us about the nature of living matter, explains our relationship to the natural world, and provides a solid foundation for careers in biology and related fields.
Students interested in biology at the chemical level may opt to major in biology with a concentration in biochemistry. Premedical students are often biology majors; the major also dovetails nicely with environmental study.
At Washington College students work in close relationships with their instructors, and many choose to participate in undergraduate research. The recently completed John Toll Science Center, with its modern, well-equipped laboratories, is an ideal setting for hands-on learning. Because of our location on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, courses and faculty interests are often oriented toward the environment and the Chesapeake Bay.
A world expert on the invasive Burmese python will explain how the giant reptile threatens the Florida Everglades.
Developmental biologist Eileen Grogan ‘84 takes the long view on how climate change has affected life on earth through the ages.
World expert Hazel Barton will visit WC Feb. 27 to explain how an epidemic of white nose syndrome is threatening bat populations throughout North America.