Department of Natural Sciences at Greensboro College
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Department of Natural Sciences

We strive to help all students describe, understand, and ask questions about the natural world.

Natural science students experience hands-on learning through a lab-intensive curriculum, allowing students to gain experimental, analytical, and critical-thinking skills to prepare them for industry-related careers, graduate school, or professions in science education. Our small, student-to-faculty ratio provides students with ample one-on-one interaction with dedicated faculty members and offers individualized support for learning. Our students are introduced to and also have the opportunity to discuss relevant technology, societal advancements, and bioethical issues.

Majors and Minors

  • Biology Major

    The biology major is designed for students interested in life science careers, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, biological research, field biology, life science education, scientific writing, sales and marketing (of pharmaceuticals, laboratory equipment, etc.), and more. Students majoring in biology will select one of three concentrations: Biomedical Sciences, Wildlife Conservation, or Integrative Biology.

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  • Biology-Allied Health in Radiologic Technology Major

    This major trains students for a career in radiologic technology (RT), the profession that generates biological images using X-rays and other ionizing radiation. Since this is a combined degree, students must complete a liberal-arts curriculum at Greensboro College and an RT clinical training program elsewhere.

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  • Chemistry Major

    Students in chemistry will learn the fundamental principles governing the chemical world while developing problem-solving skills and gaining experience in various laboratory techniques. This major fits those with an interest and aptitude in mathematics, the chemistry of biological processes, and attention to detail, especially in a lab.

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  • Biology Minor

    With Greensboro College’s Biology minor, immerse yourself in foundational courses like General Biology I and II, along with diverse electives in advanced Biology courses. Gain a comprehensive understanding of life sciences, accumulating 20 credit hours.

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  • Chemistry Minor

    Pairing well with other natural science majors, students cover general chemistry, organic chemistry, and either biochemistry or analytical chemistry.

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Meet Sharon Dei-Tumi from the class of 2015.

Learn about how she used the knowledge and skills from her time at Greensboro College to pursue a career in medicine. Sharon was a Biology major and double minored in Chemistry and Humanities.

“One of the things I also really liked about Greensboro College is the emphasis on what are you going to do when you leave here, and for me, what that looked like was…I was given the opportunity to do an internship…and through this internship, I ended up getting a job after college. I ended up finding out about public health, which I ended up doing as my master’s, and then through that, I found out about podiatry, and now I’m a podiatry student.” – Dei-Tumi

Memberships & Accreditations

Our Department of Natural Sciences is part of and accredited by organizations that establish and support national standards for science disciplines. These groups include:

  • Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Beta Beta Beta national honor society for biology
Greensboro College Department of Natural Sciences Memberships & Accreditations

Joshua Fitzgerald photo

“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.