The physical facilities of the Biology Department are divided among three contiguous buildings. Two buildings, Reed Hall (the original science building) and Curie Hall (build in 1968), were completely renovated in 2020 and contain modern teaching and research laboratories and faculty offices. The attached Center for the Sciences opened in 2018 and offers space for innovated research, quality classrooms and laboratories, and a state-of-the art vivarium.

The Biology Department Greenhouse, constructed in 1980 and completely renovated in 2020, is a modern facility which provides space for student projects and producing materials for laboratory studies. The greenhouse consists of three separate rooms, each with independent automatic climate control.

Students and faculty in the Biology Department enjoy the use of a 376-acre tract of land owned by the Radford University Foundation, known as the Selu Conservancy. The land borders the Little River and is located about five miles southeast of campus. Students are able to use this exceptional natural area for field courses and independent research projects.

The Biology Department's Natural History Collection is a repository of specimens of local and international origin for preservation and study. The collection consists of over 30,000 specimens, of which over 16,000 have been cataloged, digitized, and photographed. The collection is now safely housed in dedicated space in Center for the Sciences and in Curie Hall. New museum storage cabinets ensure the long-term maintenance of the colleciton, plus room for growth. Student projects in classes and as independent research projects celebrate the importance of such a diverse collection!

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