Do you have an innate fascination with the wonders of the world, a desire to treat the sick, a yearning to help humankind overcome serious calamities, or a love of the outdoors? If so, a biology major might be for you. Biology is a broad science that includes many specialties making it attractive to people with different aptitudes, backgrounds, and tastes. All the fields of biology require good computer, research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
The Biology Department offers both a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in biology and a minor in biology. The B.A. program is designed for majors who are interested in finding a job right after college, or as a second major for education majors who want to become high school science teachers.
The B.S. program is especially designed for students who plan to continue on to graduate, medical or veterinary school. As a biology B.S. student, you'll take more courses than required for the B.A., including courses in physics, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and mathematics.
Expand Your Skills
Develop strong computer skills
Enhance your communication, math, and writing skills
Have an eye for detail
Develop good listening skills
Join professional organizations
Sharpen your leadership skills by participating in campus organizations
Complete at least one internship
Work summer or part-time jobs in businesses of your interest
Park rangerlaboratory technician
Environmental health educator
Food and drug inspector
Science sales and marketing
American Association of Zoo Keeper
American Aquarium and Zoo Association
The American Society for Cell Biology
American Institute of Biological Sciences
The American Society for Microbiology
Federation of American Societies in Experimental Biology
American Association for the Advancement of Sciences