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Biology Department


B.S., A.B., Minor, Major

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Discover Your Future in the Life Sciences

From the North Carolina coast to the Galapagos Islands, pursue your passion for biology. As you immerse yourself in the study of living things, you'll change the way you see the world with hands-on experiences and innovative fieldwork.

Learn from inspirational faculty in small classes. Sharpen your skills with stimulating projects in Guilford's exceptional laboratories. Our challenging courses will prepare you for a lifetime of incredible exploration and dynamic leadership roles in the natural sciences.

You can choose from two biology degree options:

  • The A.B. in Biology enables you to connect your interest in biology to fields like scientific illustration, science writing, or environmental law.
  • The B.S. in Biology is ideal if you plan on attending graduate school to pursue medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, or an allied health profession.
  • Minors are available in forensic science and three additional tracks: general biology, field biology, and cell and molecular biology.

College Catalog

For more information about courses for the Biology Department, visit the online, searchable College Catalog. In addition to the Undergraduate Catalog, information includes academic department and major information as well as academic regulations and resources; admission standards and requirements; and tuition, fees and financial aid information.

Hands-on Learning

Learn by doing at the most astounding research sites across the planet.

Explore beyond the classroom through experiences such as:

  • Study abroad programs in Costa Rica, Turks and Caicos Islands, Scotland, Kenya, Australia, and more
  • Medical internships at universities including Yale and Wake Forest
  • Laboratory programs at Transpharma, LabCorp, and MWG Biotech
  • Research projects at Duke, Wake Forest, and N.C. State universities
  • Veterinary internships at Carolina Equine Hospital and Piedmont Wildlife Rehab
  • Fieldwork at the North Carolina Zoo, the Smithsonian, and Golden Gate Raptor Observatory

Biology students benefit from amazing opportunities

  • Interning at an intensive care unit, psychiatric facility or veterinary hospital
  • Performing international fieldwork in places from Kenya to Scotland
  • Investigating aquatic life using advanced anatomy lab equipment
  • Pursuing independent research
  • Collaborating with students and faculty from other universities