Academics

How will you prepare to live and prosper in a world where the future is up to you? WPU offers education for the 21st century. We welcome your interest.

Biology

WPU professors don't have to look for proof of what the Biology Department does for its students. It comes to them. Every semester the phone calls, emails and letters come from graduates, thanking the professors for preparing them for their post-graduate work and meaningful careers with top companies.

It's no mistake WPU biology students hit the ground running when they graduate. We offer small class sizes with experienced faculty members who take a stake in your future. Through exciting lab opportunities, students step out of the classroom and truly experience the field. WPU also provides teaching assistantships to exceptional students where they can work alongside professors and get valuable teaching and research experience.

Students have the option of majors in Biology. The Bachelor of Science track is a focused degree emphasizing math, chemistry and physics and is an avenue for careers in dental, medical, and veterinary fields, as well as graduate studies in these and other areas.

The Bachelor of Arts track is a flexible degree that allows students to pursue their science studies along with electives to prepare them for careers in nursing, health administration, medical technology, pharmaceutical sales, crime investigation, museum education and more.

This program was designed with desirable outcomes in mind. Graduates from the WPU biology program are consistently accepted to prestigious graduate programs and have found positions at companies like GlaxoSmithKline, Osiris, Biogen, Norach, the U.S. Army and more.

In fact, many of our students over the years have contributed to hands-on research with our faculty and staff regarding Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) levels throughout Crabtree Creek in Wake County. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the creek became contaminated with PCB many years ago following a chemical spill by Ward Transformer Company, a facility that handled transformers and other types of electrical equipment. Ward has been called "the Triangle‚Äôs nastiest industrial polluter" with a "half-century legacy of toxic PCB contamination in the Raleigh area."

You too can help perform research like this. To learn more, watch the video below, or visit this link: youtu.be/eM34tbhsmZQ

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Bonner, Lisa A. Department Chair, Associate Professor Email Me More Info
Myer, Patrick Associate Professor Email Me More Info
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