Interfering with Response to the Hormone Auxin Causes Extra Cell Divisions, Loss of Root Cap Identity, and Disorganized Growth (Jason Reed 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