The Department of Biology provides a high quality educational experience to students that enables them to make informed decisions about scientific issues, gain the necessary skills for continuing intellectual growth, and develop a desire for lifelong learning.
Welcome to Biology
Biology majors are provided with a solid foundation in the biological and physical sciences with a strong appreciation of research, the nature of living organisms, mechanisms of life functions, and the interactions of organisms with each other and their environment.
Focused concentrations offer options to specialize for immediate employment or prepare for graduate school. Biology majors can earn a degree in the following areas:
Our diverse and experienced faculty is committed to personalized instruction, lecturing and teaching labs, something that doesn’t happen for freshmen level courses at large institutions. We have a long tradition of preparing students for professional positions and graduate programs in the medical, pharmaceutical, dental, veterinary, industrial, environmental, and natural resource management fields.
As a Biology major, you can connect your classroom knowledge with real world experience. Our internships provide students with opportunities to gain practical experience in professional settings. The Chowan University chapter of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society and the Science Club offer students additional educational, service, and fellowship opportunities.
Wetland Study on the Outer Banks
The Department of Biology, in partnership with National Audubon and the NC National Estuarine Research Reserve, is conducting a study of marshes in Currituck Sound along the Outer Banks.