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Department of Biological Sciences (DBS)

To achieve its vision, the Department of Biological Sciences has set as its mission several inter-related goals:

  • To advance the frontiers of knowledge through innovation and research in the biological sciences;
  • To facilitate development of scientists in the guidance of our bachelors, masters and doctoral Biology students, and in the training of post-doctoral fellows.
  • To increase scientific literacy, foster an appreciation of scientific inquiry, and develop well-informed citizens by providing a general education in Biology to the student population;
  • To participate in the University-wide academic community through interdisciplinary collaborations, programs and curricula;
  • To contribute to local, national, and international scientific communities through collaborations and service activities that promote education and dissemination of information;
  • To contribute to the community by collaborating with public, nonprofit, private, and industry partners in the Charlotte metropolitan area and the State of North Carolina.