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Biology

About the Program

The Biology curriculum is designed to introduce students to the major areas of the biological sciences and to enable them to gain competence in using the concepts and investigate methods appropriate to each. Students may select a course of study suited to their particular interests with emphasis in botany, zoology, cellular biology, molecular biology, microbiology and physiology.

Clay Britton
Assistant Professor of Biology and Agricultural Science
Garber 118
B.S. Biology, Elon University
Ph.D. Plant Biology, Purdue University
Alison Burke
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dr. Tim Durham
Tim Durham
Associate Professor of Crop Science
Garber 226
D.P.M., University of Florida
Dana Ghioca-Robrecht
Visiting Instructor of Biology
Ph.D., Texas Tech
David Park
Assistant Professor of Biology
Program Coordinator of Biology
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Find Out More

Contact the Program Coordinator of Biology: biology@ferrum.edu.

Biology curriculum may include:

  • Genetics
  • Animal Behavior
  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology

For full listing of current classes, view the college catalog here.

Internships: Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship. Students also have various opportunities to travel in order to enhance their classroom studies. Some examples are:

  • The Virginia Marine Sciences Institute
  • Patuxant River Naval Air Station
  • Biotechnology Research at Virginia Tech
  • The U.S. Virgin Islands
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • National Zoological Park

Research puts classroom theory to practice.  In effect, research brings the educational Experience full circle.  As mentors, faculty can shepherd students through the scientific process and identify a project that’s compatible with their interests.

  • Agriculture Club
  • Environmental Action Coalition
  • Wildlife Club
  • Health Sciences Club
  • Minds-N-Medicine

What can I be with a major in Biology?

You could be a(n) …
Biologist
Geneticist
Horticulturist
Soil Conservationist
Health Journalist
Physical Therapist
Medical Missionary
Forensic Pathologist
Medical Doctor