The undergraduate courses in the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 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.
1. 120 Semester Hours:
Minimum of 120 semester hours with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in the major and cumulative. The last 30 semester hours must be completed at NCCU. Students must repeat ‘D’ and ‘F’ grades in major courses.
2. General Education Requirement:
Freshman and sophomore years: completion of the General Education Curriculum (GEC). Science and mathematics courses required for the major satisfy GEC science and mathematics requirements.
5. Additional Requirements
Minor In Biology
The minor in biology consists of 21 semester hours in biology, including the following required courses:
BIOL 1201 , BIOL 1202 , BIOL 2200 , BIOL 3100 , and BIOL 3200 .
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.