Feb 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

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Dr. Veronica Nwosu, Interim Chair
Telephone: (919) 530-7285
Fax: (919) 530-7773
Email: vnwosu@nccu.edu

Mission Statement

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 Biological 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.

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) 530-7285 for information about the program requirements.

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