Winthrop University: Department of Biology

Department of Biology

Biology Department

The Department of Biology at Winthrop University features a challenging but rewarding curriculum taught by an experienced, enthusiastic faculty. The biology major allows students to tailor their programs beyond the major's core curriculum to meet their specific needs.

Biology is frequently chosen by students with career interests related to medicine, health sciences, botany, zoology, molecular biology, environmental and conservation biology, teaching and secondary education in the sciences and other careers. Small classes (averaging 20-24 students in labs) ensure that students have the opportunity to take advantage of interaction with their instructors.

Department of Biology Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement


Department of Biology Newsletter

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Department of Biology Degree Programs

    Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree and Concentrations  Students may choose General Biology or a concentration in Biomedical Research, Conservation Biology, Medical Technology or obtain Teacher Certification in Secondary Education.

    Minors  Students with other majors can choose to minor in Biology or General Science

    Master of Science (MS) Degree  The department offers coursework and research opportunities with faculty leading to the MS degree. Students can select either a thesis or a non-thesis option depending on their needs. In addition, students can complete their bachelor's and master's degrees within 5 years under our Accelerated Bachelors to Masters program. 

    Co-Curricular programs for biology majors that help students succeed


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Department of Biology Seminar Series

Each semester the Biology Department invites scientists and professionals from other universities, industries, research institutions and government agencies to present their work to our students and faculty. Many of the speakers also provide information about graduate and professional programs and/or employment opportunities in their respective fields.

Seminars are held from 3:30pm to 4:45pm via ZOOM. Any student or faculty member wanting to attend should contact Dr. Julian Smith at smithj@winthrop.edu.   Seminar Series Schedule Fall 2022 (PDF 156KB) 


SC AHEC Statewide Educational Seminars

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Last Updated: 11/22/22