Earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology
Want to study dolphin acoustics, black corals of the deep sea, shark physiology or proteins that could be used to treat COVID-19? If so, a biology major at University of South Carolina Beaufort may be the right choice for you!
A Bachelor of Science in Biology provides students with:
- Comprehensive exposure to the biological sciences at the molecular, physiological, organismal and ecological levels
- Deep understanding of the concepts and processes underlying the biological sciences plus practical skills learned via lab work and fieldwork
- Critical thinking skills, analytical techniques and problem solving skills applied to biological problems
- Experience with research techniques
- Ability to apply the scientific method to expand scientific knowledge and understanding
At USCB, Biology can also be a minor or a concentration for students majoring in other disciplines. Our concentrations are Coastal Ecology & Conservation, Marine Biology, and Biomedical Sciences. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carson Frey - Class of 2024, Biology major, Chemistry minor
Molecular target-based focused screen for Chagas' disease therapeutic drug discovery with Dr. D'Antonio
"I am currently working with my research partner Destiney O’Neill on a large project that is designed to help identify viable drug leads by using a high-throughput screening of a specific compound. We are looking at around 100 different versions of this compound to see if any are considered possible to help fight against Chagas’ disease. I am doing assays every day that I am in to help us filter which compounds work. This is the very first step in drug discovery to see how it reacts during an assay, allowing us to filter this project down into which drugs can then move on to the next trial of experimental testing to eventually, and hopefully, be chosen to help aid others in need. I love helping others and hope I can do so by applying this research under Dr. D’Antonio and the SRE Internship. He is helping mentor me and sharing his skill set. It's a lot of hard work and time that I think will leave no stone unturned with our compound."