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: Melanie Canfield
e-mail: canfieldm@uncw.edu
phone: (910) 962-3480
office: Dobo 1004B (currently working remotely)

Department of Biology and Marine Biology Academic Advisor: Shea Huse
e-mail: huses@uncw.edu
phone: (910) 962-7484
office: Dobo 1004C (currently working remotely)

**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.

Advising webpage

Minor offered in Forensic Science

International Study Opportunities

Internships

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)