Students looking at an animal skeleton with a professor

The department offers pre-medical and pre-dental preparation, as well as preparation for medical technology and other allied health sciences.

Also offered is an affiliate five-year program with the Duke University School of Forestry and Environmental Science through which students earn a B.S. degree from PC and an M.A. in forestry or environmental science from Duke.

Most courses are offered annually. However, the department’s listings for semester in which courses are offered are in parenthesis after each course. Course offerings are subject to change.

The department also boasts affiliate programs in marine biology with the Gulf Coast Marine Laboratory in Ocean Springs, MS, and with the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, NC. Students also have numerous opportunities to conduct independent research and special projects.

The PC biology faculty is quick to point out that a good education is not limited to the classroom. Educational journeys may be as simple as a short afternoon trip to a nearby pond or a weekend jaunt to the mountains.