The Biology program at High Point University introduces students to the logic and knowledge base of biological sciences. The program provides students the opportunity to create a foundation that allows them to learn and understand the impact of science on their individual and corporates lives.
A Focused Curriculum
High Point University’s Biology Department offers both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees. Students seeking a B.A. in biology will receive a solid foundation in biology and the basic foundations in chemistry and mathematics. The B.A. track allows considerable flexibility for students to take courses of study to meet specific career goals. Graduates can expect to find careers in teaching, pharmaceutical or technical sales, science writing, science museum work, laboratory positions, public health, quality control and professional schools.
Students pursuing a B.S. in biology take courses in biology and supporting areas, such as chemistry, mathematics, and statistics, that will provide sufficient depth to prepare them for success as biologists in graduate school, in education, in industry, and in professional schools (medicine, dentistry, podiatry, veterinary medicine and other health related fields).
Graduates of High Point University’s Biology program are accepted into numerous graduate programs every year. Our graduates are able to use the knowledge obtained at High Point University to excel in the medical field, become physician assistants, veterinarians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and chiropractors. Our graduates have continued their education at prestigious institutions, including:
• North Carolina State University
• West Virginia University
• Wake Forest University
• Louisiana State University
• New York University
• George Washington University
• University of Kentucky
• University of Georgia
• Marshall University
• Appalachian State University
• Duke University
• Boston University
• The University of Georgia
• Clemson University
• University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill
• Penn State University
• University of Florida
• James Madison University
• Ohio State University
• Johns Hopkins University
• University of North Carolina — Greensboro
• Palmer College of Chiropractic
• University of Maryland
Our graduates have also gone on to work for private industries such as Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical, LabCorp, MWG (Biotech), Victory Pharma, R.J. Reynolds, CDC (Atlanta, GA), K Chemicals (Pharmaceuticals), and Alamance Foods, Inc. They have also gone on into the school systems, working for the states of North Carolina, Georgia, and Maryland, as well as the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida, Davidson County Community College, and Randolph Community College.
Core Courses (16 credits) - All students who major in Biology will take the following core of courses (4 credits each):
Capstone Experience (2 credits) - can be met by completing one of the following:
Students will be advised in electing additional courses that will complement their career goals.