Program Overview

The Carson-Newman biology program offers you the personalized experience of a smaller private college along with the advantages of a larger research university. Incorporating high-technology resources for effective STEM programs is expensive and usually favors the larger university. At C-N, though, you’ll find the most up-to-date equipment and practices, guided by faculty who are tops in their field. You really can have it all for your college experience.

Core requirements for the program include general biology, molecular/cell biology, organismal biology and population biology. Then follow your own interests with electives in anatomy, histology, physiology, immunology and more.

Emphasis areas:

  • Environmental Studies
  • General
  • Research
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Health Professions


  • My time at Carson-Newman taught me not only critical thinking skills but also taught me about servant leadership. I was taught not only scientific concepts: I was taught life skills.
    Brandon Jessie, 2013 / Environmental Protection Neutron Sciences Directorate / Oak Ridge National Lab
Biology Careers

• Pharmacy
• Public health
• Doctor
• Nursing
• Dentistry
• Veterinary science
• Microbiology
• Forensics biology
• Biological technician

Living Classrooms

In the C-N biology program, you’ll discover plenty of opportunities to apply your book studies — working with state or federal parks, conducting research in cell-based and molecular biology-based labs, and even hands-on cadaveric study. Additionally, diverse field courses take students to locations like the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and Costa Rica.

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