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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.

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Research First

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.

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In Their Words

When I look at the neurosurgery faculty at Penn State Hershey, I see that they attended such schools as Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, and the University of Pennsylvania. But the chairman attended Lebanon Valley College.
Dr. Robert E. Harbaugh ’74, University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
We have a beautiful campus and wonderful facilities, but the thing I like best about LVC is the people. There is nothing like getting to know the students and seeing them discover their passions.
Dr. Stacy Goodman, chair and professor of biology

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