The Biology Department at Vincennes University is known for successfully transferring its students into very competitive four-year and graduate schools. At Vincennes University a qualified faculty member, not a teaching assistant, is committed to education and teaching.

Read what our graduates say!

Check out what our students do: Vincennes University Biology YouTube Channel!

You can follow the VU Biology Club’s adventures at: VU Biology Club!

Lecture sizes are usually 35 students and the laboratory sizes are 18 or fewer students. Computers are used in all laboratories for most experiments. Students are always exposed to the ever-changing world of information and technology. Learning also takes place outside the classroom. The Department co-manages the 600 acre Robeson Hills Nature Preserve.  This old growth forest provides students with the ability to do ecosystem research in a unique setting along the Wabash River.

The department also sponsors a very active Biology Club. The Club's members participate in volunteer and fund-raising activities during the school year and take a major trip each summer. This year they traveled to Chicago to visit the science museums and then on to the Virgin Islands.

VU has several options in the field of biology. They include the medical concentrations of pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy, pre-chiropractic, pre-physician’s assistant, pre-occupational therapy, and pre-dental hygiene. We also offer biotechnology, forensics, microbiology, genetics, zoology, marine biology, ecology, wildlife and fisheries.

Learn more about the courses required for these majors.

For more information, please contact Professor Rene LaMontagna: or at 812.888.5706.

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes


Biology Club has many events, outings and also does community service. Every year we plan a big trip after School is out. Past trips have included the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, Olympic National Park in Washington State, The US Virgin Islands, Yosemite National Park and Monterey Bay, CA,. For more information contact club president, Logan Chance or Advisor Andrew Corless.


Below are photos from a trip to help build tiger cages.

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