The biology major requires the same core of courses as all of the other majors in the biological sciences and then allows the student to choose from a variety of specialty areas for the required upper-level electives. Students majoring in biology have more flexibility in the choice of courses and can sample from the many options provided by the department. Graduates with biology majors go onto advanced study, to professional programs, to research assistant positions in universities and pharmaceutical firms. Biologists work in agriculture and medical professions, in schools, hospitals, clinics, the U.S. Forest Service and zoos, and as naturalists, science writers, medical illustrators, and forensic scientists.
Biology majors may choose to co-major in secondary education, minor in bioinformatics, or complete a concentration in forensic science.
BIOLOGY/SECONDARY EDUCATION CO-MAJOR
Any student who meets the College admission requirements for Biology and Education will be accepted into the program. In order to be admitted to the professional term, the student must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for certification. In addition, the student must fulfill all requirements of the Education and Biology programs.
- BIO 217, 218 [Anatomy and Physiology I & II] and BIO 307 [Biodiversity and Conservation Biology] must be taken as three of the four electives required for the biology major.
- GSC 103 [Earth Science III: Astronomy] is required for the co-major.
For more information, please contact Judith Malitsch, Assistant Professor of Biology and Education Advisor for Biology Majors. Contact information:
- telephone: 610-606-4666 x3605
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org