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Undergraduate Programs

A B.S. degree or a B.A. degree in Biology at WVU provides you with a foundation across the diverse subdisciplines within our field and gives you an appreciation of the nature of living organisms and biological processes. If you wish to focus your biological curriculum, you may choose from one of four areas of emphasis: neuroscience, the study of the nervous system; genomics, an area of genetics focusing on the sequencing and analysis of an organism’s genome; cell and molecular biology, how cells function at the molecular level; or ecology and environmental biology, the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environments. Click here for my information on undergraduate programs. For the suggested courses for each undergraduate degree in biology, use the buttons below.

Graduate Programs

The WVU Department of Biology's graduate program develops students' abilities to think critically and analytically, to be creative and to excel at communicating their ideas to others. Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research in a number of areas and students in the department can expect to work at the forefront of their field. 


From our Life Sciences Building to the Core Arboretum, WVU offers fantastic learning environments 
and the latest resources for your academic endeavors.

Core Arboretum Ecotron and Greenhouses WVU Herbarium

Student Organizations

Come together to learn and experience.

We offer a number of undergraduate student organizations to join and get the most out of your education.

Check out our student orgs


Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Selected students are given a $3,500 stipend for eight weeks of research with a faculty mentor in the summer. An additional $2,000 is available for travel to a professional conference or for supplies.

See all internship opportunities


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