Undergraduate Degree Requirements
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 Track Bachelor of Science. We also offer a minor in biology and a Baccalaureate Education in Science and Teaching program (UNC_BEST) that enables Biology majors to obtain licensure as a secondary science teacher in North Carolina during their four years at UNC.
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.
There is no dedicated pre-med track of biology courses.