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 John Toll Fellow conducting neuroscientific research on campus this summer, Kaitlyn Marino ’19 is using a zebrafish model to test memory after stroke.
The collaborative research of Hannah O’Malley ’12 and biology Associate Professor Aaron Krochmal makes the cover of Animal Conservation.
Sabrina Jenkins ’19 has landed an internship in the pediatric cardiology unit at Children’s National Medical Center.
Three top biology majors were selected to present their lab research at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, held in mid-March in San Antonio, Texas.
With a career as a medical doctor—quite possibly in cardiology—firmly in her sights, Maija Adourian ’18 is basing her Senior Capstone Experience on a poster presentation she co-authored with biology professor Mindy Reynolds and presented in March at the annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology.