Interdisciplinary Biology, Biomedicine, and Chemistry

A PhD that will prepare you for a career bridging disciplines

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Biology, Biomedicine, and Chemistry at East Carolina University is to promote student creativity and excellence via the acquisition, interpretation, and synthesis of scientific information. Our PhD program encourages integrative and interdisciplinary scholarship through flexible curriculum, emphasis on cutting edge tools and data science skills, and professional development opportunities for future careers in academic, manufacturing, government, and the private sector.

Choose between three concentrations in our interdisciplinary doctoral program to help you tailor your course of study to align with your career goals:

Why earn a PhD at ECU?

The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Biology, Biomedicine, and Chemistry offers a student-centered educational experience founded on experiential learning, community, and inclusive learning and working environment. When you join our interdisciplinary doctoral program, you’ll benefit from:

World-class faculty

When you earn your interdisciplinary Doctor of Science from ECU, you’ll have access to faculty mentors from multiple departments. You will also receive the academic and professional attention of our faculty through guided research and certificate programs to enhance skills and knowledge in certain areas of science.

Active student life

As a member of our PhD program, you can join the Biology Graduate Student Association, the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, the American Fisheries Society, and even participate in Nerd Nite Greenville.

Competitive funding package

Graduate students in the program receive financial support that covers tuition, health insurance, and a competitive stipend as a graduate research assistant or a graduate teaching assistant.

What research areas interest you?

  • Biology: Engage in research topics that range across all the life sciences, including cell and molecular biology, physiology, biotechnology, ecology, and evolution.
  • Biomedicine: Conduct basic science or clinical research in the Brody School of Medicine. Broad areas of research opportunities include cancer biology, immunology, biochemistry, toxicology, and neuroscience.
  • Chemistry: Examine the relationships between chemical, biological, and basic biomedical sciences in a department that focuses on experimental and computational methodologies to study biologically important compounds.

Where are interdisciplinary doctoral program graduates working?

Past graduates have found employment in academic, government, and private industry positions.

Get started on your PhD

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