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Biology Minor

Add Value to Your Degree with a Background in Biology
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    Nationally, Best Online Bachelor's Programs,
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Alumni Work In:

Research and test medications and chemical compounds for the development of drug therapies, the prevention of drug interactions, and more. (Source)

Focus on advances in technology and medicine to develop new devices and equipment for improving human health. (Source)

Prepare lesson plans, tests and assignments, and supervise students during investigations and experiments. (Source)

Study humans, plants, animals and the environments in which they live. Conduct human medical research, plant research, animal research or environmental system research at the cellular level, the ecosystem level or anywhere between. (Source)

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Learn to

Demonstrate a fundamental level of academic competence in core biological content and issue knowledge

Present biological information orally and critique biological literature

Utilize biological literature to examine scientific questions

Demonstrate competence in biological writing and apply biological knowledge to current topics

Understand basic biological experimental design and quantitative methods

This department has provided me with opportunities I didn't even know were possible.
Syd Spata, '23 BA in Biology and BA in Geoscience
Biology Minor Program Overview