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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.


A student may minor in biology by taking four biology courses beyond BIOL 101-101L distributed as follows:

    • two of the three core courses (201, 202, and 205)
    • one course with laboratory
    • one course numbered above 400.

Only courses with 3 or more credit hours will count as biology electives towards the major/minor or as allied sciences.