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.
- Plant Form and Function
- Systematic Botany
- Plant Pathology
- Plant Physiology
- Wetland Plant Ecology
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Coastal Carolina University is a rolling admission school, which means we have no application deadlines.
DisciplinesBiology Natural Sciences Genetics View 2887 other Bachelors in Biology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
International27394 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13697 USD per semester during 48 months.
National27394 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13697 USD per semester during 48 months.
In-State11640 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5820 USD per semester during 48 months.
Living costs for Conway
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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