Department of Biology
Coker Hall, 120 South Road, CB# 3280
Kerry Bloom, Chair
Gidi Shemer, Departmental Advisor, Abbey Fellow
William M. Kier, Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies (2017-2018)
Alain Laederach, Biology Study Abroad
Mara Evans, Career Advising
Summer Montgomery, Assistant for Undergraduate Services
Biology is the study of life from both basic and applied perspectives across a broad range of analytical levels, from the molecule and cell to the organism and ecosystem.
In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:
- take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
- earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)
For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.
|Two of the three core courses:||8|
|Ecology and Evolution H|
|Molecular Biology and Genetics H|
|Cellular and Developmental Biology 1, H|
|One course with a laboratory||4|
|One course numbered above 400||3-4|
Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.
A grade of C- or better in BIOL 202 is required.
Biology (BIOL) course descriptions.
See program page here for special opportunities.