The Department of Biological Sciences is located in the newly renovated Jepson Science Center. This 100,000+ square foot facility houses the offices, laboratories, herbarium & greenhouse and classrooms of the four natural sciences departments at UMW.

Teaching Labs

Our teaching labs serve the laboratory components of our biology courses. They are equipped with advanced technology and are designed to facilitate close interaction between students and faculty. Each laboratory accommodates a strict limit of 24 students.

Research Labs

Research labs are specialized facilities designed to support undergraduate and faculty research. They also support some of the highly specialized work that goes on in our teaching labs. Each research lab is equipped with a variety of sophisticated equipment including certified tissue culture hoods, thermal cyclers, spectrophotometers, ultracentrifuges, and electron microscopes.

Eagle Lake Outpost

Eagle Lake Outpost Cabins

This 200-acre property about 10 miles from campus provides field work opportunities for both individual research projects and classes. It features a natural beaver pond, mature forest, early successional field, and a stream. Cabins provide indoor classroom space and shelter from the weather.

The World!

Our courses offer life-changing international experiences in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands and Central America. Study tropical ecology in Panam√° or have close-encounters with wildlife in the Galapagos.