Degree Outcomes

  • Graduates are employed in a wide range of fields and are well prepared for further study in graduate school or in health-related professions such as medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.
  • Employers include Syngenta, LabCorp, state of North Carolina, and cities of Greensboro, Charlotte, and Burlington.
  • Graduates have extended their study at Duke University, Wake Forest University, North Carolina State University, East Carolina University, and other University of North Carolina system schools.

The Student Experience

  • Students experience the opportunity to do undergraduate research projects in faculty research labs through a formal undergraduate research course. Undergraduate research is both lab and field based.
  • Students are encouraged to gain research experience through independent study with a faculty member and to develop strong communication skills with writing- and speaking-intensive lecture and laboratory courses.
  • A variety of upper-level course content is offered, including virology, neurobiology, evolution, the environment, microbiology, and cancer.
  • Collaboration with other departments — such as nutrition, chemistry and biochemistry, mathematics, physics, and geography — expands educational opportunities across disciplines.

Accolades & Accomplishments

  • Department has received National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health research grants.
  • Faculty is recognized with national teaching and mentoring awards.
  • State-of-the-art facilities include confocal, fluorescence, and electron microscopes; environmental sampling and analytical equipment; nucleic acid sequencers; advanced documentation systems for biotechnology; growth chambers; and animal-care facilities.

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