With LVC’s Bachelor of Science in Biology, you’ll make a lot of connections—between concepts and scientific disciplines, in research, and with career opportunities. Our comprehensive curriculum prepares you to master coursework in the classroom, get hands-on in the lab and field, and develop skills in critical thinking, collaboration, presentation, and analysis.
As a biology student, you can specialize your studies through our related programs in areas like biochemistry and neuroscience. If you’re planning on a career in the health professions, our faculty-led Health Professions Committee provides guidance, from your LVC courses to applying for graduate school.
Learn More About the Program
You’ll get to learn from, and conduct research with, our award-winning faculty. As you pursue your biology degree, we encourage interdisciplinary study and research to strengthen your scientific training. We also offer need-based Departmental Scholarships—check out our Scholarships and Grants page for more details.
Get a Head Start as a Scientist
Every year, a select number of incoming LVC first-year students are accepted into Research First, an immersive summer program where you’ll work with faculty-led research teams. You’ll learn new laboratory techniques and get to know LVC students and faculty before beginning your college journey!
Fantastic Field Sites
Study ecosystems, vegetation, and animal life in our two greenhouses and on land and water in field sites on or within walking distance of campus. As an LVC biology major, you can venture into ponds, wetlands, creeks, and woods as your classroom.