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Biology

As a biology major at Meredith, you’ll experience personalized advising, numerous opportunities for research with faculty, and multiple student organizations that provide ways to be involved outside the classroom.



Contact Information
Francie Cuffney
Head, Dept. of Biological Sciences
103 Science/Mathematics Bldg.
(919) 760-2879
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  • Emily Woolard, '17, explored her three majors through undergraduate research and study abroad
  • Amy Poonnak,'17, is excited about using her science knowledge to help alleviate pain and change lives through dentistry.
  • Science & Mathematics Building includes 13 dedicate research labs

Meredith’s biology curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students interested in the wide variety of career areas related to biological sciences, from medical to environmental to teacher training. Small class sizes as well as the opportunity for one-on-one work with faculty on research projects provides a personalized learning environment in which you will get to know faculty and your peers. The biology program emphasizes professional development, making our graduates sought after in STEM fields.

Internships

Raleigh skyline at sunset

Meredith’s location in Research Triangle Park provides many internship opportunities for biology students. Students have recently completed internships at the State Bureau of Investigation, City/County Bureau of Identification, GlaxoSmithKline, and Novartis. Learn more »

Lara Pantlin

Lara Pantlin

During her time at Meredith College, student-athlete Lara Pantlin, ’14, funneled her creativity into undergraduate research, which is now a big part of her life as a Ph.D. candidate.

Kaity Melvin

Kaity Melvin

Kaity Melvin, ’16, had a goal of becoming a science writer, and Meredith gave her the foundation she needed to pursue that dream.

Asha Tuli

Asha Tuli

Having lived in five countries and attended four schools, one thing Asha Tuli, ’17, has learned is adaptability.

Biology Videos

This video is about the STEM programs at Meredith College.

STEM at Meredith College

Learn more about the STEM programs at Meredith College.

STEM at Meredith College

Learn more about the STEM programs at Meredith College.

Strong Story | Rimsha Afzal

Strong Story | Rimsha Afzal

At Meredith College, Rimsha Afzal, ’15, was able to pursue both of her passions: theatre and biology.

Strong Story | Rimsha Afzal

At Meredith College, Rimsha Afzal, ’15, was able to pursue both of her passions: theatre and biology.

Meredith Minute - Combating Drought

Meredith Minute - Combating Drought

In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Karthik Aghoram explains how genetic engineering enables us to produce crop varieties that are better able survive drought and other conditions that impact food production.

Meredith Minute - Combating Drought

In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Karthik Aghoram explains how genetic engineering enables us to produce crop varieties that are better able survive drought and other conditions that impact food production.

Research

Students conducting research on turtles

Undergraduate research opportunities are a major part of Meredith’s biology program. Students have presented their research at venues such as the North Carolina Academy of Science, Southeastern Association of Biology, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, and the Ecological Society of America. Read more »

Professional Development

Students at a professional development event

As part of StrongPoints, biology majors can take a course to build their strengths in their chosen career path. Students explore career options, learn how to present themselves professionally, and make industry connections. Read more »