Admission Information: Biology

Students entering the Department of Biology are expected to have a strong background in science and mathematics. Secondary school courses in biology I and II, algebra I and II, geometry, chemistry, physics, and trigonometry are strongly recommended. At the beginning of each fall semester, the results of the math and English placement exams, along with SAT/ACT scores in mathematics and verbal reasoning are used for placement in college-level biology, chemistry, mathematics, and English courses. The placement exams are administered by the Betty Howard Center for Student Success.


Biology Department

L. Melvin Roberts, PhD, Chair
Glen H. Bennett, PhD
Nellie McKenzie, PharmD
Melinda Ekkens-Villanueva, PhD
Anthony G. Futcher, PhD

For program information, contact:

Dr. Melinda Ekkens-Villanueva
Phone: 301-891-4462
Fax: 301-270-1618
Room 102D, Science Building