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.

student wearing goggles and gloves using syringe to conduct an experiment in the labA 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:

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
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Zoology
  • Botany

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
  • Biochemistry
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Histology
  • Immunology
  • Virology

If you prefer animals, you might opt to study:

  • Wildlife Management
  • Animal Physiology
  • Parasitology

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.

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