Biology | Winthrop University


Bachelor of Science

If you want a challenging but rewarding curriculum taught by an experienced, enthusiastic faculty with diverse backgrounds, the biology major may be for you. Students tailor their programs beyond the major's core curriculum to meet their specific needs, and they receive excellent experiential learning opportunities through undergraduate research and internships. These are important for students going on to graduate programs, health profession programs and biology-related jobs. Small classes (averaging 18-24 students in well-equipped labs) ensure that you will be able to take full advantage of interactions with professors.

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Potential Employers

Some of the graduates of this program have gone on to work for:

  • Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Inc.
  • Amgen
  • Boston Medical Center (BMC)
  • Brown and Caldwell
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  • Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
  • Elkem Silicones
  • Ingevity
  • KEDPlasma
  • Lash Group
  • Los Altos Golf and Country Club
  • Luxottica
  • Mecklenburg County
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
  • Patina Solutions
  • Wood
  • YMCA of Greater Richmond

Career Paths

Graduates of this program have gone on to become:

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Assistant Manager Optician Apprentice
  • Associate Editor at Royal Media Group
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Service Line Leader
  • Executive - Food Safety, Quality, Regulatory Compliance
  • Executive Chef
  • Executive Director
  • Medical Director
  • Natural Resources Supervisor
  • Pharmacy Manager
  • Principal
  • Project Officer - Cameco FSD
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Scientist I
  • Senior District Manager Oncology
  • Senior Medical Science Liaison
  • Staff Psychiatrist
  • Staff Scientist
  • U.S. Plasma Quality Director
  • Vice President

Top Industries

Many of the graduates of this program find themselves working in:


  1. Hospital & Health Care
  2. Higher Education
  3. Pharmaceuticals
  4. Chemicals
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Education Management
  7. Government Administration
  8. Environmental Services
  9. Retail
  10. Financial Services

Curriculum and Learning Opportunities

    This concentration studies a wide range of aspects of the biology field.


    This concentration predominantly works in lab researching causes of diseases and/or developing strategies to diagnose, monitor, and treat diseases.


    This concentration focuses on topics related to conservationism in biology.


    This program prepares students for certification in medical technology.


    This program helps students prepare for certification in teaching biology.


Why Winthrop?

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Undergraduate Research

25+ students partner with faculty to conduct research each summer in a variety of disciplines.

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Bachelor's to Master's

100 percent completion rate and 90 percent placement rate for students entering graduate and professional schools and programs.

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Flexible Program Pathways

Diverse courses prepare students for medical, veterinary, dental and other professional programs.

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Beyond Graduation

Natalie Mseis Jackson

Natalie Mseis Jackson
Biology, Class of 2018
Doctoral Student — University of Notre Dame

"Doing research in Dr. (Matthew) Stern's lab was one of my most memorable experiences at Winthrop. Conducting research didn't just improve my scientific knowledge, but it also made me feel more confident and taught me how to be patient and gave me the opportunity to make lifetime friends. The people in Stern's lab are like my second family."

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