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.