The Biology Major
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The biology degree program leads to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biological Sciences. Program overview.
The biology experience at UNC
With attentive faculty and personalized advising, the School of Biological Sciences supports you get the most out of your biology bachelor’s degree. We’ll help you choose the courses, special projects, and other activities to fit your career objectives.
What you can do with a biology degree
Biology career options are increasing in number and importance. Whether you see yourself in medicine, research, teaching, government, industry, or any other sector, you will get the education and training at UNC to start you on your way.
Emphasis areas in biology
You can choose from among five different emphasis areas described below.
General degree information
In pursuit of your biology degree, you will take classes that fit into different categories:
- Liberal arts curriculum (LAC): These courses used to be called "General Education". LAC courses provide the foundation
for the liberal arts education at UNC. If you are enrolled in a PTEP (Professional
Teacher Education Program), such as the Biology Secondary Teaching emphasis, additional
credits may be required.
- Required biology courses: These courses include core courses that all biology majors take and a set of specialized courses matched to your biology emphasis area.
- Required supporting STEM courses: These include mathematics, chemistry, physics, and other courses that provide the training needed for a well rounded and comprehensive biology degree.
- Elective biology/STEM courses: These are advanced courses that you will choose to enhance your depth and breadth of knowledge in your emphasis area.
- University-wide electives: These are courses in any area or field of study of your choice.