Biology, B.S. Human Biology Concentration


The human biology B.S. concentration at UNC Greensboro is for students who want to gain a deep understanding of human anatomy and physiology to prepare for a variety of health careers.

A hallmark of this degree program is the opportunity to participate in stimulating undergraduate field and laboratory research with award-winning faculty. 

A student pursuing the B.S. in biology is expected to develop a stronger background in mathematics and related sciences and to attain a greater understanding of biology than will a student pursuing the bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree.


  • Students following the human biology concentration take many classes in UNCG’s new Nursing and Instructional Building, a facility with state-of-the-art equipment, optimized instructional spaces, and collaborative gathering spots to connect with students in other health disciplines. 
  • Students have the opportunity to work with internationally recognized faculty as they conduct research on topics ranging from cell motility, cancer, obesity, the flu, and more. 
  • Biology faculty consistently receive university-wide teaching and mentorship awards.


  • Students are empowered to engage in undergraduate research projects – in the field and the lab – with award-winning, research-driven faculty. 
  • A variety of upper-level course content is offered, including virology, neurobiology, evolution, the environment, microbiology, and cancer.
  • Collaboration with other departments – such as nutrition, chemistry and biochemistry, mathematics, physics, and geography – expands educational opportunities across disciplines.
  • Students can pursue concentrations in human biology, biotechnology, and environmental biology.


  • Students following this concentration path are well prepared for careers in health care, including medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. 
  • Graduates have extended their study at Duke University, Wake Forest University, North Carolina State University, East Carolina University, and other University of North Carolina system schools.
  • Potential career paths include:
    • Doctor
    • Dentist
    • Virologist
    • Research Scientist
    • Pharmacologist
    • Biologist
    • Neuroscientist

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

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Department of Biology