Confocal Imaging of the Drosophila Central Nervous System (Steve Crews Lab)
The Department of Biology offers the following degree options as a major or 2nd major: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), and a Quantitative Biology track as a Bachelor of Science (offered for those students who are interested in mathematical and computer analyses of biological phenomena). A minor in biology is also offered.
Students can specialize in many areas within the field of biology: animal behavior, biomechanics, botany, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, marine biology, microbiology, molecular biology, neurobiology, organismal biology, physiology, and plant biology; however there are no degrees awarded for sub-disciplines of study.
Although several biology majors are planning to apply to medical school, there is no dedicated pre-med track of biology courses. However, Campus Magazine voted UNC-Chapel Hill the #1 pre-med school: Best pre-med schools
You will find more details about each specific track by following the links on the left-side navigation menu.
Those students interested in teaching science on the grade school and high school level can take the educational coursework required for a high school science teaching license through the UNC Baccalaureate Education in Science and Teaching (UNC–BEST) program – http://www.unc.edu/uncbest/about.html