In addition to providing strong core courses that support academic and career goals, research and investigation is encouraged in a variety of ways. Faculty often invite students to work with them on their own research projects in areas including the conservation biology of salamanders, aquatic ecology, entomology, physiological adaptations of plants to environmental stress, systematics of flowering plants in the Southeast, molecular mechanisms of embryonic development in Zebrafish, and molecular microbiology of infectious diseases. Also, independent research is encouraged and supported, and students regularly present the results of their research on campus during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Works (URCW) Symposium and at regional meetings like the Association of Southeastern Biologists. An active Biology Club brings practicing scientists, recent graduates and other visiting lecturers to campus, organizes field trips, and sponsors service projects both on campus and off.

Our students have also been selected to assist in scientific research at:

  • University of Georgia
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • BSURE Program at University of Maryland
  • The University of Iowa
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
  • University of South Carolina Marine Institute
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Virginia School of Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin — Madison
  • Texas A&M University — Reinhart Lab
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Clemson University

Featured Internship Profiles:

Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 10.30.11 AM Elizabeth Reardon studied invasive insect species in various regions of New England for The U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read her story.
Cocklereece-Internship-1024x700 Ivy Cocklereece, a biology major at High Point University and Winston-Salem native, interned with Ocular Systems Inc. Read her story.