Artis College of Science and Technology
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- Medical Laboratory Science
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- Biomedical Science
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- Biology Department
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- GIS Center
- Geospatial Science
- Forensic Science Institute
- Pre-Health Advisory Committee
- Radford University Planetarium
- Selu Observatory
- MS in Data And Information Management
- Museum of the Earth Sciences
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Department of Physics
- School of Computing and Information Sciences
Mission: We provide students opportunities to engage in scientific and scholarly activities such as internships and study abroad programs. By collaborating with faculty, students collect and analyze scientific data in classroom, laboratory and field settings. Students develop the ability to critically evaluate scientific data by reading and discussing peer-reviewed scientific literature. These activities are designed to help students understand basic scientific principles, guide future career decisions and to prepare them to be informed citizens capable of understanding diverse issues involving human health, evolution and environment.
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The Biology Department is focused on developing your skillset as a practicing scientist, from asking a biological question to drawing conclusions from the experiments you’ve performed and the data you’ve collected. Check out what biology majors have recently been working on. Whether you’re interested in wildlife conservation or medical school, our programs will prepare you for your future endeavors.
Following a broad introduction to biology, chemistry, and math and statistics, you’ll complete your degree by selecting a set of elective courses aimed at achieving your career goals. Along the way, you’ll receive individualized, one-on-one advising from a biology faculty member. Choose from one of the following majors:
- Biology, General: a flexible major that allows you to select any of the biology offerings and from a range of non-biology electives including physics, geospatial sciences, and other environmental courses. You can concentrate in pre-health biology, environmental biology, or pick your own courses.
- Biomedical Sciences: a program of study aimed at preparing you for health-care professions or medical research. Coursework includes physics, calculus, and select health-related biology electives.
- Medical Laboratory Science: a baccalaureate degree that will prepare you to perform a wide variety of clinical and diagnostic tests in a clinical laboratory setting. Your final year will include your major-specific courses and clinical rotations.
If you are interested in a health-care profession, you will also work with our Pre-Health Advisory Committee.