The Department of Biology and Physical Science provides a curriculum that encourages students to gain valuable professional experience. The Departmentís educational framework integrates classroom study and field experience through career-enhancing internships. Students have completed internships in a variety of fields including:
Chowan faculty are readily available to mentor student research. Our faculty to student ratio makes is possible for many biology majors to conduct independent research with a faculty member. Research topics addressed by our students have included: zooplankton ecology, invasive species management, toxicology, chemistry, water quality, forest ecology, soil biology, animal behavior, predator-prey relationships, microbiology, and DNA fingerprinting to identify bacterial contamination of surface water. Students are encouraged to present their research at the Chowan University Undergraduate Research Conference or other professional conferences.