Cannon College of Arts & Sciences
Exciting things are happening in the Biology department at Wingate University. Study genetics, immunology and microbiology. Go behind the scenes at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, S.C. or volunteer at an animal shelter with the Biology Club. Perform DNA microanalysis with DNA sequencing equipment.
One unique aspect of the Biology major is that along with your advisor, you can select courses that appeal to your professional career and research goals. Courses are categorized to allow you to focus in the direction that you choose to meet your future aspirations. In other words, you can streamline your studies to suit your individual needs and interests.
Another benefit afforded our students is the opportunity to engage in faculty-directed undergraduate research projects. Numerous research students have presented the results of their research at state, regional and national scientific meetings.
Options for the future are promising for our Biology graduates! As a graduate, you will be well-prepared for a science career or for further studies at graduate and professional schools. The job prospects within biological sciences continue to increase as more scientific and technologic discoveries are made. Biotechnology and molecular genetic advances are being made at an accelerating rate.
Environmental Biology Overview
The Environmental Biology major is designed to prepare students for several different careers paths. This program provides experience in computers, public speaking, field biology, economics and other areas. Students may choose electives in the major to help complement their career goals.
Study botany, ecology and ornithology as an Environmental Biology major. Experience hands-on learning through internships at places like The Carolina Raptor Center, or study sea turtle populations in the Southern Atlantic or intern at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in New Jersey.
A benefit afforded our students is the opportunity to engage in faculty-directed undergraduate research projects. Numerous research students have presented the results of their research at state, regional and national scientific meetings.
Environmental Biology graduates have lots of options in the job market upon graduation. Some graduates pursue graduate studies beyond their education at Wingate University. The future is limitless!
The Department of Biology is located in the Smith Science building. Smith Science houses five biology laboratories, three lecture classrooms, animal care and greenhouse facilities, a scanning electron microscope laboratory, a DNA microanalysis lab and faculty offices. The university has an 11-acre lake, streams and ponds with surrounding forest and field ecosystems close to campus. Plants and animals collected in the field can be maintained for observation and research.
J. Alison Brown, Associate Professor of Biology and Department Chair