Are you interested in:

  • Animals, plants, fungi, or any living organism
  • Diseases
  • Medicine
  • Biotechnology
  • Helping people, helping animals, helping the environment
  • Teaching
  • Hands-on learning
  • The environment

The biology program provides students with in-depth, hands-on exposure to many areas of biological sciences, while fostering skills in applying natural science methodologies through investigative work and enhancing creative learning and thinking. Through the program, students sharpen their knowledge of biological principles and are able to apply that knowledge to laboratory and field experiments. Our program also provides professional development for students, preparing them with the technical and professional skills to succeed in today’s workforce.

Types of jobs:

  • Pharmaceutical or technical sales
  • Technical writer
  • Teaching
  • Field specialist
  • Data analysis
  • Scientific illustration
  • Information technology
  • Wildlife management
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Clinical trials
  • Laboratory or field scientist in government, hospital, and private settings

Attend graduate school for:

  • Advanced education in a specific fields in biology such as ecology, botany, microbiology, or anatomy and physiology
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician assistant
  • Physical therapy
  • Allied health
  • Teaching
  • Law

Options for the major:

  • B.A. or a B.S. in biology
  • Double major or minor in any additional related area of interest such as business, computer science, chemistry, public health, or mathematics
  • Or include specific electives as needed for licensure requirements if you are interested in elementary, middle, or high school teaching
  • Biology Career Pathway Seminar every fall
  • Healthcare Career Pathways Seminar every spring
  • Focused healthcare careers advising program
  • Experiential opportunities
    • Undergraduate research
    • Participation in regional science organizations such as the NC Acad. of Sciences
    • Celebrating Student Achievement Day
    • Internships with research faculty
    • Meredith Association of Pre-health Professions Students (MHPS)
    • Angels for the Environment (A4E)
    • Health professional shadowing
    • On-site visitation to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies
    • Community service opportunities
    • Fall Professionalism Week for biology majors

Professional associations:

Career outlook:

Biological technician
Zoologists and wildlife biologists
Pharmaceutical or technical sales
Technical writer

Additional information:

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