Academics

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Biology

The biology major provides undergraduate preparation for a wide variety of careers such as medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, medical technology and teaching.

Biology majors learn to solve problems, work in teams and develop research and analytical skills. Graduates go on to careers in areas such as biotechnology, medical laboratory research, pharmaceutical sales, diet and nutrition and forensics.

Recent internships include:

North Carolina Department of Natural Resources
North Carolina Bureau of Investigation
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health
Duke University Medical Center
Seymour Johnson AFB United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
United States Coast Guard
Davidson Animal Hospital, NC
Genetics Conservation Lab, NC
Pediatric Therapy Associates, NC

Recent employment of biology majors:

Scientist, GlaxoSmith Kline, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Special Agent-Forensic Biology, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
Research Assistant, Pamlico County Health Department
Medical Laboratory Technologist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Quality Specialist, Hospira Pharmaceuticals
Environmental Technician, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Lab Analyst, Environment 1, Inc., NC
Molecular Technologist I, Duke Health Systems
IPT QA Coordinator, Merck Pharmaceuticals
Associate Research Scientist, Grifols, Inc., NC

Recent graduate school acceptances:

Duke University School of Nursing
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Campbell University School of Pharmacy
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Physical Therapy, School of Dentistry
Auburn University School of Veterinary Sciences
Methodist University Physician's Assistant Program
New York College of Podiatric Medicine

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