Biology textbook with shells and crabs on display


College of Science & Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences

Biology Program

Welcome to the Biology Program at the University of the Virgin Islands! We are proud to offer a flexible and rigorous program of study in the biological sciences on the beautiful Caribbean islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix. 

The biology and marine biology program is committed to helping students excel academically and achieve productive careers through programs in academics, research and community service. The program provides BS and BA degrees in Biology and Marine Biology. Our degree offerings are augmented by opportunities to participate in internships as well as research at both the local and national level. The faculty is dedicated to

  • preparing our students for successful, productive postgraduate and professional careers
  • lifelong learning and scientific research, academic and pedagogical advancement, and outreach to the local community.

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Program Goals. Students will
  1. Apply scientific approaches to problem solving.
  2. Communicate biological information appropriate to their field of study in written and oral form.
  3. Understand and analyze modern biological research within their field of study.