Hands-on learning in the laboratory is at the heart of our broad-based biology major, which is designed to prepare you to excel in graduate and professional school, teaching biology and immediately entering a science-related industry. You will graduate from our program with a major research experience, which is rare on the undergraduate level. This, along with such unique courses as bioethics, is especially impressive when you apply for graduate and professional school or enter the job market.
You will gain practical experience independently using a wide range of molecular and DNA instrumentation in the laboratory setting. Also, engaging in internships, learning how to interpret and analyze complex problems, and presenting research at scholarly conferences will all serve to enhance your knowledge, skills and marketability.
Environmental science studies the ways in which humans interact with the Earth, while health science is the concentration designed for students who aspire to enter allied health fields. Life science is preferred for those interested in becoming professional biologists or pursuing medical, dentistry or veterinary fields.
In labs, the classroom and through advising, our faculty members — all of whom have Ph.D.s — serve as mentors and your partners in education. They are committed to your success by helping provide you with a transforming experience, which is designed to serve as a foundation for making your career aspirations come true. Biology classes and labs are held in our new Center for the Sciences & Agriculture.
Wilmington College offers four Biology concentrations, as well as a minor in Biology.
This concentration is for qualified transfer students with an A.S. degree in either Biotechnology or Bioscience Technology from partner regional institutions.
Professionals in the relatively new field of Environmental Science study the ways in which humans interact with and affect the living and non-living components of the Earth. It’s a growing profession with a bright future for those interested in working in everything from sustainability and pollution to conservation and resource management.
The Health Science Concentration within the biology major is intended to meet the needs of students who aspire to careers in allied health professions. Examples of these professions are medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, optometry, pharmacy, nursing, and others.
The Life Science Concentration could be called the “traditional” Biology major. It is recommended for students who aspire to become professional biologists, physicians, veterinarians or dentists.
My name is Savannah Manson and I’m a junior at Wilmington College, studying Biology – Health Science. Ever since my first visit here to Wilmington, I have been so in love with with the atmosphere and the people. I have been involved with so much on campus, such as Black Student Initiative (BSI) as Secretary, American Medical Student Association (AMSA), WC Pride, served as an Orientation Welcome Leader (OWL), worked in the Office of Admission as a Student Ambassador, as well as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and so much more. Being here at Wilmington has helped me create so many connections for the real world as well as long-lasting friendships.
Hi! My name is Alyssa Storer, and I’m a freshman majoring in Chemistry and Biology with a concentration in Health Sciences. During my first year on campus, I’ve gotten involved with the Honors Program, National Society of Leadership and Success, WC Pride, Ladies in Power, and STEM Society. When I visited campus during my junior year of high school, I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere and support that’s shown on campus. I can’t wait for what the next three years at Wilmington College will bring!
Hello! My name is Hannah Gaines. I am a first year student at Wilmington College, double majoring in Communication Arts and Biology. I chose WC because I love the closeness of the campus community. While attending my first year, I have been involved in the Quaker Cheerleading team, a sorority, and have also been helping with the Alumni Association as an Advancement Ambassador. I have loved my first year at WC and cannot wait to see where the next three years take me.
If you want to be a scientist who studies biological systems, then Biology is clearly the major for you. But if you want to become a doctor, veterinarian, physical therapist or other type of health-care professional then Biology might not be such an obvious choice.
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