Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Health Sciences Department

Department Contact

1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
803-253-5000
Office Hours 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Biology, Chemistry & Environmental Degrees

The Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Health Sciences Department is committed to producing leaders in the STEM fields. Recognizing the crucial role in science, the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Health Sciences Department provides research opportunities to all interested and qualified students as part of their undergraduate education. 

Get Your Bachelor's of Science (BS) Degree

Biology Degree

With a bachelor of science in biology,  you’ll learn about the principles common to all living things, studying topics like botany, zoology, anatomy, physiology, and genetics. 

Common courses: 

  • General Biology 
  • Biology Lab 
  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Immunology

Many students get their graduate degrees and become doctors, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, therapists and so on. There are also a range of opportunities for graduates with their bachelor’s degree. 

  • Research scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Health Educator
  • Laboratory Technician 
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Food Scientist

Chemistry Degree

With a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, you’ll learn through on-campus classes and hands-on labs. Study topics like atomic structure, chemical bonding, and chemical equations. 

Common courses: 

  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Radiochemistry
  • Scientific Writing
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Clinical Lab Scientist 
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Forensic or Materials Scientist
  • Toxicologist 
  • Pharmacologist
  • Geochemist 
  • Food Technologist
  • Scientific Writer
  • Patent Examiner 

Environmental Health Science Degree

With an environmental health science degree, you’ll learn about pollution in water, air, and soil and  adverse health effects.

Common courses: 

  •  Soil & Hazardous Waste Control
  • Air Pollution Control 
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Disease Vectors and Control 
  • Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
  • Environmental Health Technician
  • Air Pollution Analyst
  • Corporate Health and Safety Director
  • Food Safety Inspector
  • Health and Safety Engineer
  • OSHA Inspector
  • Environmental Toxicologist
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Pre-Health Studies

Interested in a career in medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathy, veterinary medicine, pharmacy or the allied health professions? We recommend majoring in biology. 

Whatever your career goals, you can rely on advisors within the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science Department to guide you. Plus, you can take advantage of our many academic clubs on campus, like the pre-health club. 

Why Choose an HBCU?

HBCUs produce 27 precent of African Americans with STEM degrees even though they only make up 3 percent of the country’s colleges. Excel in biology, chemistry, and environmental health and science at a southern HBCU in Columbia, SC. 

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Wherever you are in the process, we’re here to help! Ready to apply? Get started today. Want more information? We’re happy to schedule a visit with you or send you more information.

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