The biology major is frequently chosen by students with career interests related to medicine, environmental science, biological research and teaching, and secondary education in the sciences. Qualified Winthrop students in biology are accepted for postgraduate study in many fields, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, physiology, microbiology, ecology, environmental science, botany, zoology, and medical technology.
Students may choose General Biology, a concentration in Conservation, Biomedical Research, Medical Technology, or obtain Teacher Certification in Secondary Education.
Whether you are a new graduate continuing your education in a specialized field of study or seasoned professional wishing to capitalize on your years of service in the field, Winthrop University provides an outstanding opportunity for graduate studies in biology. The biology department offers a Master of Science degree with both thesis and non-thesis options. Coursework for either option can be completed within two years by attending evening classes.
Minor in Biology
The minor in biology consists of 18 semester hours of BIOL to include at least 6 hours in courses numbered above 299. Students may use either BIOL 150/151 or 203/204, but not both.
Minor in General Science
The minor in general science consists of at least 18 semester hours of coursework selected from BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS, to include
- PHYS 201 (4) General Physics I and
- PHYS 202 (4) General Physics II
- PHYS 211 (4) Physics with Calculus I and
- PHYS 212 (4) Physics with Calculus II
Courses included in a major may not be counted in the general science minor. At least 6 hours must be in courses numbered above 299.
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