- Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology (208A/26.0101)
- Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (205A/26.1301)
- Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Cell/Molecular Biology (124A/26.0101)
- Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Secondary Education (209A/13.1322)[T] (Teaching)
Highly qualified students in any of these concentrations are encouraged to apply to the Biology Honors program. The Biology Honors program includes two research courses, an Honors thesis and presentation to the department. Participation in the University Honors program is not a prerequisite, but students participating in the University Honors program are welcome. Please contact Dr. Lynn Siefferman for more information on the Biology Honors program.
A Minor in Biology consists of a minimum of 14 semester hours taken in courses numbered 2000 and above.
- Biology Minor (208/26.0101)
In addition to the the discipline-specific degrees offered by the department, an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science provides a broad and rigorous curriculum in the natural sciences. Students completing this degree will be prepared to enter environmental science positions in industry, business, or government as well as pursue post-graduate studies in various areas of environmental science.
Biology Assessment Exam Policy
The assessment exam is available to students who have completed an AP course with a grade of 4 or better or an IB course with a grade of 5 or better. Specific exam dates for the 2011-2012 academic year are to be determined; please contact the Department of Biology for more information.
At the graduate level, the Department currently offers the Master of Science degree with concentrations in either Cell and Molecular Biology or General Biology. Beginning in 2013, the General Biology concentration will become Ecology and Evolutionary Biology . Our M.S. program is research based, with all students completing a research thesis. Active research programs by most of our faculty members and external research funding from diverse sources (e.g., National Science Foundation, National Aeronautic and Space Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, N.C. Biotechnology Center, National Park Service, N.C. Water Resources Research Center, and N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission) create a wide range of research opportunities, with many student projects drawing on the synergy created by collaborations among diverse disciplines such as ecology and molecular biology. Admission is on a competitive basis and students in our program are generally supported by teaching assistantships or research assistantships. Currently there are approximately 44 students working toward the M.S. degree under the mentorship of Biology faculty members.
The Department of Biology's Master of Science degree in Biology is offered with two concentrations:
- Cell and Molecular Biology (207B)
- General Biology (207C)
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (207D)