48 months
40089 USD/year
40089 USD/year
17434 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The undergraduate program of the Department of Biology at the College of William & Mary is organized to provide students with a sound introduction to the principles of biology and to develop an appreciation for the diversity and complexity of living things.


Requirements for students majoring in Biology at the College of William & Mary have been designed for both breadth and depth of training as well as a variety of approaches to the study of life. 

For these majors, as well as those minoring in Biology , and students who are not Biology majors, the department aims to allow maximum flexibility in the development of programs consistent with the interests and needs of individual students. 

Career Planning

  • Many Biology majors think only of pursuing a career in medicine – but a large and growing number of careers in biology are available. The W&M Career Center offers a library of information resources, and we encourage students to consult the center as early as the sophomore year.
  • Students can review the short-term and long-term reported careers of Biology majors. Select BIOL in the scroll-down menu and then click Submit for the results.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Microbiology 
  • Molecular Cell Biology 
  • Developmental Biology
  • Evolution of Organisms 
  • Paleontology  
  • Vascular Plant Systematics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A submitted application through The Common Application or The Coalition Application
  • The Secondary School Report form complete with a high school transcript and counselor letter of recommendation
  • The Midyear School Report form, should be submitted to the admission office with an updated transcript as soon as first semester grades are available.
  • $75 application fee payment, or a fee waiver request

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40089 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40089 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17434 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Williamsburg

1306 - 2134 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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