The Biology Department is committed to giving students opportunities and guidance to be successful internship, graduate school, and career candidates.


The Biology Department assists students in finding internships. We regularly provide announcements of research and grant opportunities. Recently our students have:

  • Worked at the National Institute of Health with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research
  • Shadowed patients at OrthoCarolina, one of the nation's leading orthopedic practices, to identify areas of potential improvement
  • Trained in either laboratory research or clinical research through the Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Performed research in the field with Operation Wallacea, a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programs

Graduate School

The Biology Department provides students with the courses, research and publication opportunities, networking prospects and personal guidance they need to continue their studies at graduate and medical school. Examples of graduate and medical schools our biology alumni have attended recently include Harvard, Stanford, Washington University, Johns Hopkins, Yale, Princeton, University of Chicago, and Duke as well as many others. Students are often accepted to multiple schools and get to select where they want to attend.


Career choices for graduates with training in the biological sciences are as diverse as the discipline of biology itself. Some of these careers are highly specialized, others are not. Jobs for biologists are found in the private sector, with federal agencies, and with nonprofit organizations. Consult our Biology Department Handbook for lists of careers biology students might want to consider.