Biology Department

Biology at Roanoke College

It is where all of the Life Happens!

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Plan 

Through our innovative curriculum, students acquire essential knowledge and build required skills. Our biology-first approach engages scholars from day one. Click here to learn more about becoming a Biologist
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Design 

Personalize your Roanoke Biology experience. Join a research lab, add a minor, complete an amazing internship, Study Away, get immersed in a Biology May Term. Change your world with a senior research project. Click here to design your own path.

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Launch 

Our graduates go on to work in the medical field, in National Parks, and for cutting edge companies. Roanoke Biologists discover, innovate, and educate. Click here for resources because the world is calling you. 

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Our People 

Our faculty cultivate curiosity, mentor students to discover their path, and inspire through example. Check out our research interests here.

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Happenings 

The Biology Department and Biology Club puts on an array of seminars, trips, events, and activities. Click here and do Biology with us! 

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Our Spaces and Facilities 

The world is our lab. From exploring the shape, identity, and function of molecules, to discovering evolutionary relationships to understanding ecological interactions. Click here to see where we do biology.

A Chat With Intersectional Environmentalist and Social Media Celebrity Mikaela Loach

Mikaela Loach is a climate justice activist, co-host of The Yikes Podcast, writer and 4th year medical student based in Edinburgh. In 2020, Forbes, Global Citizen and BBC Woman's Hour named Mikaela as one of the most influential women in the UK climate movement.

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Date | Time: Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 6:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom