Besides these general categories, the latitude in choice
of major courses is another important feature of the biology
major. Students in consultation with their adviser may devise a
broad program in the biological sciences, or a more specialized
curriculum, depending on their academic interests.
Forming career aspirations and communicating them to the academic adviser are important aspects of the program. Mid-program changes are often made and students frequently use the biology major to explore biological sciences before deciding on a specific program.
Employment opportunities depend partially upon the chosen courses in the major program, as well as laboratory and research experience. Students with a particular field of employment in mind should alert their adviser so that the best curriculum may be developed toward that goal.
The biology major provides a good background for graduate study (MS, PhD, MD/PhD) and is readily adaptable to meeting professional school requirements (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, allied medicine, optometry, etc.), while also allowing freedom to take courses that satisfy secondary interests or alternative goals.
For information on the biology major at the Lima campus, contact Dr. Augustine at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the biology major in Columbus, contact email@example.com, or call (614) 292-1704 to schedule an appointment.