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Department of

Biology

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.

 

 

Recent Stories

  • Professor Mindy Reynolds has been recognized by the Society of Toxicology as the 2015 Undergraduate Educator of the Year.
  • A powerhouse on the hockey field and in the classroom, Emily Eline ’15 is on her way to pharmacy school at the University of Maryland.

  • Co-author on a new paper about Lyme disease, Allison Kirkpatrick ’14 is seeing some of the fruits of her internship, while an undergrad at Washington College, with an international leader on the illness.

  • Graduating from pharmacy school in May, Brittany Palasik ’12 has already been accepted for a residency at West Virginia University.

  • Just over a year after graduating from Washington College, Tyler Brice ’13 is loving his new job as a rescue technician for the Maryland State Police’s Aviation Command.