Biology & Marine Biology

Undergraduate Program

Requirements for Admission to the Biology or Marine Biology Program

1. Completion of 24 semester hours of credit with at least a 2.0 overall grade point average from an accredited four year university or college; or an associate's degree from an accredited two year college.

2. Completion of BIO 201 (Principles of Biology: Cells) and 202 (Principles of Biology: Biodiversity), or equivalent courses with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in both courses.

Departmental Brochure (PDF)

Interview with a Marine Biologist (PDF)

Current and previous UNCW catalogs

Advising 

Department of Biology and Marine Biology Academic Advising Coordinator: Shea Huse
e-mail: huses@uncw.edu
office: Dobo 1004C

Department of Biology and Marine Biology Academic Advisor: Beth Doyle
email: doylee@uncw.edu
office: Dobo 1004B

**Email your assigned advisor to see how they are conducting advising meetings (face-to-face, e-mail, phone, or Zoom). 

Advising webpage

Prospective Students

https://uncw.edu/bio/bioprospectivestudents.html

Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome #1: Students should have the ability to demonstrate a fundamental level of academic competence in core biological content and issue knowledge. (Foundational Knowledge)
  • Learning Outcome #2: Students should be able to present biological information orally.(Foundational Knowledge, Thoughtful Expression)
  • Learning Outcome #3: Students should be able to competently critique biological literature. (Critical Thinking, Foundational Knowledge, Information Literacy)
  • Learning Outcome #4: Students should be able to utilize biological literature to examine scientific questions. (Critical Thinking, Foundational Knowledge, Information Literacy)
  • Learning Outcome #5: Students should have the ability to demonstrate competence in biological writing. (Foundational Knowledge, Thoughtful Expression)
  • Learning Outcome #6: A student should have the ability to understand basic biological experimental design and quantitative methods. (Critical Thinking, Foundational Knowledge)
  • Learning Outcome #7: A student should have the ability to apply biological knowledge to current topics. (Critical Thinking, Foundational Knowledge, Information Literacy, Thoughtful Expression)