Welcome to Biology
Your education is our primary mission. We offer you a friendly, supportive, and student-centered educational environment. Our classes are taught by professors who are experts in their fields. They will help you gain real-world experience in our cutting-edge teaching and research facilities. Learning and doing biology at UNC will give you the skills and confidence to succeed in whatever future you choose.
The story of a biology PhD graduate
“In the laboratory, I had a tremendous amount of freedom and support from my advisor and colleagues, which truly helped me become the researcher I wanted to be, all while answering some really interesting scientific questions.”
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From the School Director
"The School of Biology provides an environment to nurture success — for students and faculty alike. We have modern facilities and the cutting edge equipment necessary for teaching and research as well as many highly motivated and talented faculty and students. A highlight for me: the one-on-one faculty-student mentoring experiences that take place in the lab. These interactions are richly rewarding and are indicative of the many wonderful opportunities available at UNC.” -Dr. Susan Keenan
Biology Degree Options
Undergraduate Biology Emphases
At UNC, when you declare an undergraduate major in biology, you’ll take classes from professors who are experts in your interest area. You’ll benefit from a student-centered education and can earn your Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in:
Graduate Degrees in Biology
Pursue research-intensive graduate work in biology, or focus on coursework-based graduate programs as you earn your master’s or doctorate at UNC.
Research-intensive graduate programs:
- Master's of Science (M.S., thesis) in Biological Sciences
- Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biology Education