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Biological & 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. The Department of Biological and Physical Sciences at the University of Mount Olive houses programs in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, pre-engineering, and services the majority of students interested in careers in medical/healthcare-related fields.

Our faculty are experts in a diverse array of fields and are dedicated to the success of every student. All of our students have the opportunity to conduct research mentored directly by Ph.D. scientists. Recent graduates are employed in laboratories, working towards master’s degrees and doctorates in graduate programs, and attending professional schools to become pharmacists, veterinarians, and physician’s assistants.

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

Biology Program/Pre-Health
Chemistry/Biochemistry/Pre-Pharmacy Programs

Minors available in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics