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What will I learn?

This is a flexible program that can be designed by a student and an advisor to meet personal educational goals and interests that may or may not include graduate study. The program may be used to meet a set of specific requirements; for example, certification for teaching at the secondary school level. Students in this major are qualified for a wide array of positions working in the biological sciences.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students should have the ability to demonstrate a fundamental level of academic competence in core biological content and issue knowledge.
  • Students should be able to present biological information orally.
  • Students should be able to competently critique biological literature.
  • Students should be able to utilize biological literature to examine scientific questions.
  • Students should have the ability to demonstrate competence in biological writing.
  • A student should have the ability to understand basic biological experimental design and quantitative methods.
  • A student should have the ability to apply biological knowledge to current topics.

Oral Communication Requirement:

To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. or B.S. degree in Biology or the B.S. degree in Marine Biology a student must successfully complete either BIO 495 or BIOL 495.

Applied Learning Requirement:

To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.A. or B.S. degree in Biology or the B.S. degree in Marine Biology a student must successfully complete one of the following: honors in any science department (BIO 499, CHM 499, EVS 499, GLY 499, MAT 499, PSY 499, PHY 499); directed individual study involving hands-on experience in any science department (BIO 291, BIO 491, BIO 495, CHM 491, EVS 491, GLY 491, MAT 491, PSY 491, PHY 491); BIO 498, BIO 493; formal student teaching experience taken for UNCW credit (e.g. EDNL 406, EDN 409, EDN 411); BIO 480 or BIOL 495.

Requirements for a Major in Biology for the B.A. Degree:

BIO 201 - Principles of Biology: Cells

BIO 202 - Principles of Biology: Biodiversity which must be taken early in the program of study

BIO 335 - Genetics and

BIOL 335 - Genetics Laboratory

BIO 325 - Molecular Biology of the Cell and

BIOL 325 - Molecular Biology of Cell Laboratory or

BIO 340 - Plant Physiology or

BIO 345 - Animal Physiology and

BIOL 345 - Animal Physiology Laboratory or

BIO 240 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I and

BIO 241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIO 366 - Ecology and

BIOL 366 - Ecology Laboratory

BIO 495 - Seminar or

BIOL 495 - Applied Learning Seminar

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$19,063.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 January 2023

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

601 South College Road,

WILMINGTON,

North Carolina,

28403, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a U.S. 4.0 scale to be considered for admission. Transcripts from U.S. high schools or American schools outside the U.S. must be official, listing both courses and grades. English Proficiency: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)- TOEFL Essential - minimum score of 8 on the Internet-based exam; TOEFL iBT - minimum score of 71 on the Internet-based exam; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum score of 6.0 on the academic module. Scores older than two (2) years will not be accepted; Duolingo English Test (DET) - minimum score of 95; Pearson PTE - minimum score 54; iTEP Academic - minimum score of 3.7 on iTEP Academic Plus.

For international students

Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a U.S. 4.0 scale to be considered for admission

Transcripts from U.S. high schools or American schools outside the U.S. must be official, listing both courses and grades.

English Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): TOEFL Essential - minimum score of 8 on the Internet-based exam; TOEFL iBT - minimum score of 71 on the Internet-based exam.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum score of 6.0 on the academic module. Scores older than two (2) years will not be accepted.

Duolingo English Test (DET) - minimum score of 95

Pearson PTE - minimum score 54

iTEP Academic - minimum score of 3.7 on iTEP Academic Plus

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of North Carolina Wilmington

A renowned coastal university, that places emphasis on applied learning to offer students hands on experience within their field of study.

  • UNCW is located in a beachside town on the U.S. east coast
  • 93% of students are employed within two years of graduation
  • UNCW offers a variety of scholarships
  • Only U.S. degree program focused on coastal engineering

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