What will I learn?

Investigate the function of the natural world from the inner workings of individual cells to the properties of whole ecosystems. As a Longwood Biology major you will study how cells function, how whole organisms like humans work and are put together, and how life of all types interacts to create the dynamic living world we live in.

You will receive a strong foundation in fundamental biology and then work with your adviser to tailor your coursework to develop specialized expertise in your specific area of interest.

Career Path

Prepare for lifelong discoveries when you become one of these with a degree in Biology.

Science Policy

Environmental Policy

Environmental Consulting

Clinical Laboratory




Horticulture Computational Biology

Bioinformatics Genetic Counselor


Our experienced faculty is ready to guide you as you prepare for a professional program in medical technology and clinical lab sciences. Typically, you'll have the option of taking courses at Longwood for one to three years before you transfer and you'll work closely with Longwood's Director of Pre-Professional Programs to ensure you've met the requirements of these competitive programs.

Which department am I in?

Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,900.00 per year
Tuition fee: USD $11,950 per semester (12-18 Credit Hours)
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences

Ruffner 104,

Longwood University,



23909, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have Proof of successful completion of secondary education (e.g., secondary school transcripts, final exam scores, diploma) with certified English translations. Longwood recognizes the value of the International Baccalaureate diploma and will award transfer credit for IB exams.

Other English language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 550 (paper).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.