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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Biological Sciences

Charlotte, NC

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Overview

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Charlotte, NC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS) Biology Molecular, cellular and developmental (mcd) biology; environmental, ecology and evolutionary (e3b) biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
Qualifying exam (oral and written)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

43
Applied
18
Accepted
10
Enrolled
42%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline October 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements BS or BA from accredited university; minimum overall GPA of 3.0; personal statement, previous biological sciences coursework, major in with biological sciences or minimum of 24 hours in biological sciences
Doctoral Degree Requirements BS or BA from accredited university; minimum overall GPA of 3.0; personal statement on why pursing doctorate degree and brief highlights of research; previous biological sciences coursework, major in with biological sciences or minimum of 24 hours in biological sciences
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's degree; minimum of 2.8 GPA on all previous coursework beyond high school; statement of purpose; evidence of sufficient undergraduate preparation in biology with a minimum of 12 credit hours in biology or related study

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 557
TOEFL IBT score: 83
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

58
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.72%
Black or African American 6.9%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 0
Male (16)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: DNA recombination and repair, methods for incorporating biotechnology into secondary and higher education, evolution and ecology of coastal invertebrates by using an interdisciplinary approach, microbial eukaryotes, neuroinflammation alters genetics and synaptic programs
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,367,494

Location & Contact

Address 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Christine Richardson
Department Chair and Professor
Email: c.richardson@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-8683

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