Biology & Marine Biology

Biology Lab

Spring, Summer, & Fall 2020 Updates:

Academic Policy Adjustments: https://uncw.edu/news/2020/03/notice-uncw-academic-policy-adjustments.html 

While many employees continue to work from home, many advisors will not be conducting face-to-face advising appointments. Please email your assigned advisor if you have questions.

Also, check the College of Arts & Sciences Planning Page here: https://uncw.edu/cas/academic/academic-planning.html

The Fall 2020 Academic Calendar has been changed: Message from Chancellor Sartarelli: Planning Update

Email your assigned advisor if you have further questions about advising!

How to Schedule an Advising Appointment:                                            

  • During pre-registration advising only: Starfish

  • All other times: Email your advisor directly to schedule an appointment.

How to Be a Biology or Marine Biology Major:

Before completing BIO 201 and BIO 202 with a "C" (2.00) or better, students are pre-biology majors.

A student may declare a major in biology or marine biology after completing BIO 201 and 202, or equivalent courses, with a grade of "C" (2.00) or better in both courses, and the completion of a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit.

Transfer students wishing to declare a major in biology or marine biology must meet admission requirements for the major, which are:

  • a. Completion of 24 semester credit hours from an accredited four-year college or university and a 2.00 grade point average in two biology courses with labs, preferably BIO 201 and 202, or equivalents; or,

  • b. Completion of an associate degree from an accredited two-year college and a 2.00 grade point average in two biology courses with labs.

Students who intend to major in Biology or Marine Biology and do not meet the admission requirements will be considered pre-majors. All students who desire a degree in biology or marine biology must meet the admission requirements and declare a major to be eligible to graduate.

Biology & Marine Biology Major Requirements:

Minors                                                                                                       

Advisor Contact Information:                                                                    

melanie canfield

Melanie Canfield

Undergraduate Advising Coordinator

Office: Dobo 1004B
Phone: (910) 962-3480
E-mail: canfieldm@uncw.edu

Shea Huse

Academic Advisor

Office: Dobo 1004C

Phone: (910) 962-7484

Email: huses@uncw.edu

**We are currently only conducting advising meetings via email & phone. Please check with your assigned advisor if you have questions.

We will be using Starfish for scheduling appointments during Pre-Registration Advising. Any other time, please email your assigned advisor to schedule an appointment.