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Biology - Integrative Biology Concentration

Coastal Carolina University

48 months
27394 USD/year
27394 USD/year
11640 USD/year
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Biology is the study of life in all its diverse forms: bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, plants and animals. The Biology - Integrative Biology Concentration at Coastal Carolina University gives students opportunities to explore these various life forms at molecular, cellular, organismic and ecological levels.


Biology - Integrative Biology Concentration students from Coastal Carolina University have access to professors with a broad range of expertise, from the molecular scale to the ecosystem. Faculty have varied research interests that include infectious diseases, circadian rhythms, cellular and molecular biology, plant population genetics, ichthyology (the study of fish), herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians), sea bird conservation, stream and wetland ecology, phylogenomics, and neurology.

Classes take students into both the laboratory and the field. Many laboratories involve outdoor activities and field trips to sites such as Waties Island, wetlands, forests, swamps and the Carolina bays.

Students have the opportunity to work with faculty on independent research projects. Recent topics have included landscape ecology of golf courses, ecology of the Carolina bays, freshwater ecology, using DNA to determine bird parentage, fungus on beaches, and investigating prions.

Internships, employment, and/or volunteer opportunities are available at locations such as Myrtle Beach State Park, Huntington Beach State Park, pharmacies, veterinary and medical practices, and Ripley’s Aquarium.

The Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee assists students with career goals in the health professions.

Beyond the Classroom

Biology majors go on to careers in a variety of areas including: environmental and medical fields; industrial biologist; zoologist; biomedical engineer; teacher; pharmacologist; clinical researcher; toxicology researcher; biostatistician; botanist; and food and nutrition scientist.

Many career paths are possible with a degree in biology. After completing the undergraduate degree students go on to graduate school, medical school, dental school, or veterinary school. Completion of the first two years at Coastal prepares students for transfer to a School of Pharmacy or to a School of Allied Health Sciences. Students interested in teaching can enter CCU's Master of Arts in Teaching program. Other career opportunities include work with government agencies or with private industry. Careful and continual advising ensures that each student takes the appropriate courses for the chosen career path.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plant Form and Function
  • Systematic Botany
  • Plant Pathology  
  • Plant Physiology
  • Mycology
  • Wetland Plant Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Coastal Carolina University is a rolling admission school, which means we have no application deadlines.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Freshman admission is based on overall performance in high school courses, grades in the 20 core courses that are required for admission, and SAT (evidence-based reading and writing plus math) and/or ACT scores.
  • Apply online
  • Request Secondary School Transcripts or Mark Sheets
  • Request Test Scores
  • Upload a copy of the photopage of your passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27394 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13697 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    27394 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13697 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5820 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Conway

992 - 1726 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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