Biology


Overview & Academics

The BIOLOGY program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of living things with examination of plants, animals and microbes on a microscopic and macroscopic level. Students receive hands-on training using sampling and identification techniques in the lab and in the field.

Career Options

  • Medical, Dentistry, or Veterinary Careers (with graduate training)
  • Public Health Careers
  • Academic Research in University Settings
  • Research and Product Development in Medical Supply and Pharmaceutical Industries

Major Requirements
B.A. Degree

BIO 101, 102, 123, 200, 222, 224, 303, 401, 402, 412
Two additional 300-400 level courses (one must include a lab)
CHM 111, 112, 121 and 122 or 201 and 202
MAT 113 (or equivalent), 213 and
at least one course from the following categories:
Written Communication: ENG 210, 211, 304, 305
Oral Communication: ENT 120, 140; ENG 130
Business: ACC 200; BUS 206; CIS 310; MKT 205

B.S. Degree

BIO 101, 102, 123, 200, 222, 303, 401, 402, 412
CHM 111, 112, 121, 122, 301, 302 and 311, 312 or CHM 321, 322
MAT 113 and 115 or MAT 121; MAT 213
PHY 211 and 212; and at least one course including the laboratory from each of the following three categories:
Animal Form and Function: BIO 308/309, 404, 406, or 408
Animal Diversity: BIO 300, 311 or 314
Taxonomic Diversity: BIO 304; 316 or 407

Recommended: PHY 221,222

Minor Requirements
BIO 101, 102, 123, 200, 222, 303, 401, 402
At least one course from two of the following four tiers including one course with a laboratory:

Animal Form and Function: BIO 308/309, 404, 406, 408
Animal Diversity: BIO 300, 311, 314
Taxonomic Diversity: BIO 304, 316, 407
Biology Care: BIO 303, 401, 402

Biology Faculty

Department Contact

John Temple, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., North Carolina State University
jgtemple@ncwc.edu
252.985.5160

Ami Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
athompson@ncwc.edu
252.985.5580

Mandy Tolson, D.V.M.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D., North Carolina State University
mtolson@ncwc.edu
252.985.5316

Dimitri Blondel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D., University of Florida
dblondel@ncwc.edu
252.985.5354