From cancer cells to the environment, our biology major focuses on all forms of life. You learn through hands-on courses and first-hand research.
A biology major from Wingate University prepares you for a career in science. Our students develop a greater understanding of all living things and the ability to think critically. You’ll also get solid research experience from collaborating with faculty who are working scientists.
Start with a Plan
The biology major must complete a minimum of 125 credit hours, and the courses must be completed in sequence. Our Biology Degree Checklist and Four-year Academic Plan walk you through the process. We also have courses that prepare you for pre-health profession programs. Our customized checklists help you stay on track as you set out for:
- Dental school
- Med school
- Physician Assistant program
- Pharmacy school
- Physical therapy program
- Vet school
Plus, Wingate University’s agreement with Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine guarantees admission to as many as 15 Wingate graduates each year. Eager to make the next cancer breakthrough as a researcher? Our research opportunities help you take the next step.
A Firm Foundation
Our academic catalog outlines the required courses you’ll need to take during your first two years as a biology major. You’ll learn fundamentals through challenging coursework and get hands-on experience in the laboratory.
- Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
Focus on Your Field
In the last two years, you can narrow your coursework to pursue your interests and choose from a diverse selection of upper-level electives. You can follow a passion for the natural world with classes in:
- Animal Evolution and Ecology
- Plant Ecology and Evolution
- Wildlife Management
- Plant Physiology
- Environmental Microbiology
For those who intend to pursue graduate study in medicine or research, you might choose classes in:
- Advanced Cell Biology
- Reproductive Physiology
- Cancer Biology
If you prefer animals, you might opt to study:
- Wildlife Management
- Animal Physiology
No matter what your ultimate goal is, a biology degree from Wingate University can help you achieve it. We’d love to talk to you about becoming a biology major. Just stop by or email us.