Biology

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.

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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

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 »
Sammie Duerring

Samantha Duerring, ’20, conducted undergraduate research on the perceptions of GMOs on Meredith’s campus.

Cinthia Arreola

After Spanish and biology major Cinthia Arreola, ‘21, took a course in Spanish translation during her junior year, she found new ways to support her community.

Parimala (Pari) Prahalad, ’20, a biology major, is looking forward to entering her next phase of education in the School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina University.

Biology Videos

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
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.

What is in a scientific name?
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Maria Pickering explains the purpose of scientific names, how animals get their scientific names, and why these names matter.

What is in a scientific name?

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Maria Pickering explains the purpose of scientific names, how animals get their scientific names, and why these names matter.

Research

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

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 »