College of Science & Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences

Biology Programs

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. They are also committed to lifelong learning and scientific research, academic and pedagogical advancement, and outreach to the local community.


Program Goals
  1. All students will apply scientific approaches to problem solving.
  2. Students will communicate biological information appropriate to their field of study in written and oral form.
  3. Students will be able to understand and analyze modern biological research within their field of study.

Planned Course Offerings
Course Fall Even Spring Odd Fall Odd Spring Even Summer
BIO 141 Gen Bio I X X X X
BIO 142 Gen Bio II X X X
BIO 245 Genetics X   X  
BIO 151[2] X  X X  X
BIO 295 X X X X
BIO 240[2] X   X  
BIO 339 X      
BIO 349 X      
BIO 360 X   X  
BIO/MBI 397 X   X  
BIO/MBI 497 X   X  
MBI 220 X      
MSC 111 X X X X
BIO 210   X   X
BIO 223 Ecology   X   X
BIO 152[2]   X   X X
ENV 200  
ENV 365 X
BIO 342   X   X
BIO 350   X    
BIO 355   X    
BIO 361   X    
BIO/MBI 398   X   X
BIO/MBI 498   X   X
MBI 424   X    
MSC 211   X   X
BIO 370     X  
MBI 430     X  
BIO/MBI 465/466     X X
BIO/MBI 495/496 X X X X X
SCI 305   X
MBI 222     X  
BIO 352       X
MSC 239       X