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Biology / Careers

A biology degree prepares students for a wide array of potential careers as well as graduate study. Activities of recent graduates of Meredith’s biology program include:

Professional Programs

Medical School
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Edward Via VA College of Osteopathic Medicine
Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University
VCOM – South Carolina
Wake Forest University Medical School
Yale Medical School

Dental School
Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Veterinary School
North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Law School
North Carolina Central University School of Law

Pharmacy School
Campbell University
Medical University of South Carolina
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of Kentucky

Nursing School
Duke University
East Carolina University
Georgia Southern University
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Physical Therapy Programs
East Carolina University
Touro College

Physicians Assistant Programs
Duke University
East Carolina University
Methodist University

Graduate Programs

Ph.D. Programs
Food Science – Cornell University
Biomedical Engineering – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Biochemistry – Wake Forest University
Chemistry – North Carolina State University
Education – University of Tennessee
Microbiology – North Carolina State University

Master of Science Programs
Biology – East Carolina University
Food Science – North Carolina State University
Genetics – North Carolina State University
Microbiology – Virginia Commonwealth University, North Carolina State University
Molecular Diagnostics – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Zoology – North Carolina State University
Ecology – Virginia Commonwealth University

Masters in Clinical Research Program
Campbell University

Masters of Public Health Programs
East Carolina University
Eastern Virginia Medical School
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Professional Masters in Microbial Biotechnology Programs
North Carolina State University

Master of Education
Meredith College


  • Research Technician, Bayer CropScience
  • Science Education Center, Museum of Life and Science
  • Registered Nurse, Duke University Medical Center, Baptist Hospital
  • Cytogenetics Technician, LabCorp of America
  • Molecular Genetics Lab Tech, LabCorp of America
  • Animal Care Tech and Customer Service Tech, Care First Animal Hospitals
  • Chiropractic Assistant, Triangle Spine Center
  • EPA – Neurotoxicology Division
  • Pharmacy Technician, Rite Aid
  • Patient Services Coordinator, Biogen Idec
  • Lab Technologist, American Red Cross
  • K-6 Public school teacher
  • Bulk Manufacturing Associate, Novartis
  • MSPH Climate Change Epidemiologist, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Public Health NC Dept of Health and Human Services
  • Research Technician, Nicholas School for the Environment, Duke University


STEM at Meredith College

Pre-Health at Meredith College

Strong Story | Rimsha Afzal

At Meredith College, Rimsha Afzal, ’15, was able to pursue both of her passions: theatre and biology. Encouraged by her professors, Rimsha took on multiple roles in plays, leadership, and challenging internships, becoming even stronger in the process.


Contact Information

Francie Cuffney
Head, Department of Biological Sciences
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(919) 760-2879
103 Science/Mathematics Bldg.
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