Daytime Degree Programs: Department of Biological & Physical Sciences at University of Mount Olive

Program Description

As one of the fastest growing majors on campus, the science program offers students hands-on learning with caring faculty who want to see every student achieve success. As a student in the science program, you will find classes that are tailored to you. When you study Biology or Physical Science at University of Mount Olive, you’ll will get the most out of your program of study through personal attention and a firm foundation in the essential areas of your science degree. Classes are small and taught by professors who want to see each student develop into their personal best and become independent lifelong learners. 

Options for Science Majors

At University of Mount Olive, there are a wide variety of degree options for students interested in studying science, including:

Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Chemistry for students interested in:

  • Pre-Health Professions (for students interested in pursuing medical, dental, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, pharmacy and veterinary degrees)
  • Graduate School

Bachelor of Science degree in Biology

Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with concentrations in:

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Minors available in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Opportunities Within the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences

Biology is one of the fastest growing majors among students at University of Mount Olive, which is due in no small part to exciting research opportunities, new facilities and excellent faculty. Biology and Physical Science majors have the opportunity to work closely with their professors on independent research projects. Plus, University of Mount Olive’s financial investment, along with funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center has allowed the establishment of technologically advanced lab facilities with the necessary tools and equipment to conduct quality faculty mentored student research.

There are a wide variety of opportunities for students to get involved when they are a Biology or Physical Science student at University of Mount Olive. Students can get involved in Sigma Zeta Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, Henderson Science Club, lab assistantships and more! There are also science scholarships that interested students can apply to, including the Biological and Physical Sciences Scholarship and the Progress Energy Scholarship.

What Our Biology & Physical Science Graduates are Doing Now

  • Graduate programs in Biology and Chemistry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Research Faculty at University Level
  • Science Education Teachers
  • Biotechnology

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Useful Resources

UGETC - Community College Articulation Agreement for Chemistry