Gregory J. Cole, Chair
Telephone: (919) 530-6034
Fax: (919) 530-7773
The department is committed to providing intensive instruction and training in the life sciences, by offering relevant and up-to-date courses and experiences to adequately prepare students for a variety of careers in education, government, private industry and the health professions. Through activity and experience within the classroom, laboratory and community service, students will acquire and learn to apply their problem solving skills, technology-based training and scientific concepts, to appreciate and improve the quality of life. The students will be trained to assume leadership roles in local, state, national and globally diverse communities.
The undergraduate courses in the Department of Biology are designed to provide a basic program for the training and development of prospective biologists, including students interested in careers in fundamental research, biotechnology, and teaching as well as those planning to enter such applied ﬁelds as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, laboratory technology, conservation, industry, and environmentally related ﬁelds. The general biology program provides as a part of the liberal arts program the opportunity for students to acquire a broad knowledge of biology and an appreciation of the biological sciences.
Requirements for a Second Baccalaureate Degree
The Biology Department offers a “2nd degree in Biology” program of study to those students possessing a prior baccalaureate degree. A minimum of 30 semester hours must be earned in the second degree program. Since cases may be different, prospective candidates for the second degree should contact the departmental chairperson at (919) 530-6034 for information about the program requirements.