Inclement Weather Advisory

Due to the inclement weather, Virginia State University will be closed on Monday, December 10, 2018. Final exams scheduled for Monday will be rescheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Dining services will operate on a Brunch & Dinner schedule on Monday, December 10, 2018, at Jones Dining Hall, due to school closure.
Brunch (10:30am to 1:00pm)
Dinner (4:30pm to 6:30pm)

Foster Hall and Gateway Dining will be closed.

Please continue to monitor the University's website, social media platforms, RAVE alerts and email for further updates.

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Diverse Options Open to Explore in Biology

A degree in Biology is highly versatile, and can take you exactly as far as you want to go. VSU’s Biology program not only prepares students to become teachers and researchers, but also grooms students for graduate study in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and more.

Virginia State offers both undergraduate and graduate study in Biology, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees, respectively.  Students may also pursue a Biology Minor, an option which requires only 19 credit hours of subject-area study.

Students are also invited to explore the wide variety of domestic and foreign internship opportunities and programs, as well as details of the Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) program.  RIMI seeks to strengthen the integration of research and teaching at predominantly minority-serving academic institutions, with the ultimate goal of reducing health disparities.

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