Undergraduate Programs

| Check Sheets | Degree Plans | Concentration |
| Degree Requirements | Degree Codes |

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The University offers a wide range of biology and science education disciplines and degrees. Students in the Department of Biology can choose from several baccalaureate degree programs (below) and five graduate degree programs in science education. 

Faculty advisors are available to help choose programs appropriate to your interests and career aspirations.

Degree Check Sheets


The Biology Department offers the following programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology with indicated track or concentration. A check sheet, listing course requirements for each degree, below each program, is available as Word and PDF files.

  • Biology (with tracks in Botany, Zoology, Molecular Biology, or Environmental Biology possible)
  • Biology - Biomedical Emphasis
  • Biology - Pre-physical/Pre-occupational Therapy Concentration
  • Biotechnology (new interdisciplinary program - also listed with the Chemistry Department)
  • Environmental Science: Dr. Leon Jernigan, Director
    • Word (requires Microsoft Word)
  • Environmental Science -- Sustainable Agriculture Track: 
    Dr. Debby Hanmer, Faculty Coordinator

Science Education

The Biology Department also houses the Science Education Programs. The Biology Department offers programs, in cooperation with the Chemistry and Physics and Geology and Geography Departments, leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Science Education.  Click here to view the web page for Undergraduate Science Education.


Need more information?  Contact the Undergraduate Science Education Coordinator, Prof. Mary Ash at

Four Year Degree Plans

Note: Printable MS Word and PDF files can be found to the right of each web page linked below.

Academic Concentration in Biology

For students seeking a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Special Education, or Physical Education, the Biology Department offers an Academic Concentration of 26 hours. This Academic Concentration is available to other students, regardless of major.

Required courses for an Academic Concentration in Biology:

  • BIOL 1000, BIO 1000, 1010, 1020, 1030, BIO 3710 (or an approved upper-level biology course with a laboratory), ENV 1100, CHM 1300, 1100

Minor in Sustainable Agriculture

The Department of Biology now offers a Minor in Sustainable Agriculture that requires a total of 20-22 hours of course credit.

Core courses for a Minor in Sustainable Agriculture (14 credit hours):

  • BIO 1000,  ENV 2450,  ENV 3250,  ENV 4200

Elective courses for a Minor in Sustainable Agriculture.  Select 2 courses (6-8 credit hours):

  • BIO 1010 (Not BIO majors),  BIO 3010,  BIO 3040 or ENV 1100 (Not BIO majors),  BIO 3050,  BIO 3420,  ENV 4100,  GLY 2620 (prereq GLY 1000 or 1150)

Degree Requirements from UNC Pembroke Catalog

For more information, click the following links from the UNC Pembroke Catalog.

Degree Reference Codes

Code Major
GENB B.S. in Biology (no track)
BBOT B.S. in Biology with a Botany Track
BENV  B.S. in Biology with an Environmental Biology Track
BMOL   B.S. in Biology with a Molecular Biology Track
BZOO   B.S. in Biology with a Zoology Track
BMED B.S. in Biology with a Biomedical Emphasis
PTOT B.S. in Biology with a Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre- Occupational Therapy Concentration
BTEC B.S. in Biotechnology
  Environmental Science:
ENVB  B.S. in Environmental Science (no track)
ESAG B.S. in Environmental Science with a Sustainable Agriculture Track
  Science Education:
SBIO B.S. in Science Education -- Biology Concentration
SCHM B.S. in Science Education -- Chemistry Concentration
SETH B.S. in Science Education -- Earth Science Concentration
SMGM B.S. in Science Education -- Middle Grades Concentration
SPHY B.S. in Science Education -- Physics Concentration


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