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We are committed to providing excellent and comprehensive instruction at undergraduate and graduate levels in environmental health science, ecology, evolution and cell and molecular biology.

In The News

Success During the Pandemic

The UNCG Department of Biology has a plan to support your success during the pandemic.   Jump To: Courses offered […]

Posted on July 7, 2020

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

The faculty and staff of the UNCG Department of Biology recognize that systemic racism, racist behaviors, and gender biased policies […]

Posted on July 2, 2020

A message from the Head

Dear Colleagues, Like all of you, I have been watching the impact of centuries of racism and violence against BIPOC in […]

Posted on May 31, 2020

Congratulations to Megan Damico!

She’s been published!

Posted on September 16, 2021

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sally Koerner

Dr. Sally Koerner is a 2019 Bernard Glickman Dean’s Professor, an honor bestowed on an Assistant Professor in recognition of […]

Posted on December 21, 2020

Ann Somers: An educator, a scientist, an inspiration

This fall we are celebrating the retirement of Ms. Ann Somers after 31 years of service to UNCG. Ann will be […]

Posted on December 18, 2020


Upcoming Events

September 29, 2021

Dr. Melanie E. Boeyer

Predicting Postoperative Outcomes Following Vertebral Body Tethering: Does Skeletal Maturation Matter?

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October 6, 2021



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October 13, 2021

Dr. Barbara Amoah

Integrated Management of Insect and Mite Pests of Stored Commodities

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Alumni Stories

Jenessa Gjeltema, DVM, Dipl. ACZM is currently an Assistant Professor of Zoological Medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Pre-Professional Program

Interested in a pre-professional program? Contact Professor Robin Maxwell, Director of our Pre-med Post-Baccalaureate program, at

New Core Requirements for Biology Majors

Please click here for the list of new requirements for Biology majors. This list applies to ALL current Biology majors.