Department of Biology

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:

Allied Health
Environmental Biology
Chiropractic
Comprehensive Science (9-12) Education

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.

Faculty

Tyrell Carr, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
James "Bo" Dame, PhD
Associate Professor of Physical Sciences
John Dilustro, PhD
Professor of Biology, Associate Provost
Garth Faile, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Heather McGuire, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology; Chair, Department of Biology
Corina Wack, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Amy Wethington, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology