Biologists have exciting and rewarding careers in medicine, biotechnology, and environmental conservation and management. Biologists study living things to understand how they function, survive, and evolve. They may study bacteria and viruses that threaten human health or larger organisms such as red-spotted newts or brown bears. Whatever the scale, biological research increases our understanding of health and wellness and the threats to our environment.
You'll get a strong and broad foundation in life sciences by learning the full range of biological topics, from DNA and cells to whole animals and ecosystems.
You'll gain hands-on experience. Work as an intern, shadow a physician or health care worker at a local hospital. Interact with local health and environmental agencies. Take summer field courses at Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology on wildlife biology, reptiles and amphibians. Gain environmental skills in neighbouring Allegheny National Forest and nearby aquatic natural habitats. You’ll also develop research skills when you choose a topic and work closely with your professor on your two-semester capstone experience, then get the chance to present your research at a local scientific meeting.