The Wilmington College Biology Program
If you want to be a scientist who studies biological systems, then Biology is clearly the major for you. But if you want to become a doctor, veterinarian, physical therapist or other type of health-care professional then Biology might not be such an obvious choice.
Let's look at some facts.
- The American Association of Colleges of Medicine reports that in 2012, 51% of successful applicants to medical school had completed a bachelor’s degree in a biological science.
- Seven of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s prerequisite courses are Biology courses. Other vet schools around the country have similar requirements.
- Biology courses are required for admission into dental schools, physical therapy training programs and a host of other Allied Health professions.
- A Bachelors's degree in Biology is the natural entry point to the advanced degree programs that train individuals to be leading biological and biomedical researchers.
- People with Bachelor's degrees in Biology can also get jobs right out of college, no additional schooling required.
So Biology is an excellent choice of major for many career goals, but why study Biology at Wilmington College?
Wilmington College’s Biology program is a comprehensive and modern program focused on preparing students for their futures. Of course different students have different needs so the program is divided into a series of “concentrations”. Students choose the concentration that best fits their personal aspirations. Whatever concentration you choose your education will be both broad and rigorous.
Furthermore, no matter which concentration you choose, as a Wilmington College Biology major you will have the opportunity to do an extensive and meaningful undergraduate research project. Admissions committees at medical, veterinary and other professional schools have come to expect candidates to have participated in undergradute research. Our expericence has shown that these projects are critically important to sudents who want to go out and get a job in thier field with their Bachelor's degree. Employers highly value the skills and attitutes that undergraduate research projects build.
Along the left had side of this web page you will find links to pages that describe each of the concentrations in more detail. Please take some time to explore them and discover how a degree in Biology from Wilmington College can help you reach your career goals. We have also provided a quick description of each concentration below:
- The Bachelor of Science in Biology, Life Science Concentration is intended for students who wish to pursue a professional career in medicine, veterinary medicine, plant or animal research, bio-medical research, dentistry, teaching and others.
- The Bachelor of Science in Biology, Environmental Science Concentration prepares students for careers in ecology research, environmental assessment and natural resources management.
- The Bachelor of Science in Biology, Health Sciences Concentration is a flexible program intended for students who seek careers in the Allied Health fields such as physician assistant, physical therapy, public health, pharmacy, occupational therapy and others. Wilmington offers a special program for students who want to become nurses.
- The Bachelor of Arts degree and the Minor in Biology are intended for students who enjoy biology, but plan to combine it with a career in another field such as business, law, education, or communications.
- There is a special program for stuents who want to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.