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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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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 »

Meredith college student Matilda Odera wearing a Meredith sweatshirt in front of the Meredith College seal

Matilda Odera

When Matilda Odera, ’18, talks about her Meredith experience, she lights up. Whether she’s describing the friends she’s made across campus, her undergraduate research, or her involvement in A4E, Meredith’s student environmental organization, it’s clear that she has made the most of her time in Raleigh.

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Samantha Litt

After starting as the center midfielder for the Meredith College soccer team and studying abroad in Spain, Samantha Litt, ’18, has become more independent and is ready to try new things.

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Erica Occena

As a four-year starter on the Meredith softball team and a double major in biology and chemistry, Erica Occena, ’18, has challenged herself to grow and succeed in the future.

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.

What is in a scientific name?

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

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 »

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