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Reinhardt offers a Bachelor of
Science in Biology through the School of Math and Sciences. Majors learn the skills and knowledge necessary for pre-professional programs including: pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy and pre-veterinary. The B.S. in Biology provides students with the education to be experienced
biologists, as well as broad-spectrum based scientists.

 

Are You Ready To...

• Complete internships,
independent research, and thesis projects
• Take many courses in math and
chemistry
• Work in labs
• Do fieldwork
• Look through a microscope to
study cells
• Perform dissections

 

It Helps To Be...

A nature lover. If you like animals and plants and enjoy learning why life exists and behaves the way it does, studying biology is for you. It also helps to be fascinated by animals, plants, or humans and are curious as to what makes them work and are interested in working with them in various ways.

 

Work Environment

You may spend a lot of time outside, if you are a field biologist. Otherwise, you will likely be in an office or lab setting, where you will be exposed to various types of situations. Most work full-time and some may work on nights/weekends/holidays as well.

 

Knowledge Base

• Genetics
• Cell Biology
• Evolutionary Biology
• Chemistry
• Plant Biology
• Microbiology

 

Employment Websites

American Zoo & Aquarium Association

American Institute of Biological
Sciences


American Society for Microbiology

American Veterinary Medical
Association


American Society of Animal
Science


Environmental Jobs & Careers

What Can I Do with A Degree in Biology?

Biology majors, in a sense, go straight to the heart of things.
They focus on the living world, everything from microscopic
organisms to the human body. They look at all of the elements
and questions surrounding life, from reproduction to the ways in
which our physical environment influences the way we grow and
develop. Biology majors have at their disposal a vast array of
skills and tools that can lead to careers and professions in a wide
variety of fields. In addition to being a stepping stone to a career
in medicine, Biology majors have the opportunity to explore
careers in some of the hottest and most rapidly developing fields
such as genetics, biotechnology, and medical research.

As a Biology major, you have the option to concentrate in one of these fields: Pre-Medical/Dental/Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Pre-Field Biology.

Related Careers

Click the job titles below for further information

Analytical Chemist

Bacteriologist

Biochemist

Botanist

Conservation/ Environmental
Scientist

Crime Lab Analyst

Cytotechnologist

Dentist

Ecologist

Field Study Coordinator

Forensic Scientist

Food and Drug Inspector

Geneticist

Geoscientist

Health Program Administrator

Nurse Anesthetist

Occupational Therapist

Hydrologist

Infectious Disease Specialist

Lab Tech Assistant

Laboratory Supervisor

Limnologist

Marine Biologist

Medical Assistant

Medical Investigator

Medical or Science
Librarian

Medical or Science
Writer

Microbiologist

Nuclear Medicine
Specialist

Optometrist/Ophthalmologist

Parasitologist

Pharmacist

Pharmaceutical
Sales Representative

Phlebotomist

Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist Assistant

Physician

Physician Assistant

Public Health Specialist

Recreational Therapist

Research Immunologist

Surgeon

Surgeon Nurse

Toxicologist

Veterinarian

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Technician

Zoologist

Potential Employers

Click the links below for further information

Animal Hospitals

BioLab

Biotechnology Firms

CDC

Center of Limnology

Clinics/Hospitals

Cryolife

Dept. of Natural
Resources

Diagnostic Testing
Companies

Emory University Hospital

 

EPA

Food and Drug
Administration

GA Bureau of Investigation

GA State Dept. of
Health

Hematology/Oncology
of NE GA

Joseph W. Jones
Ecological Research

Medical Laboratories

Meditech Media

Merieux Laboratories
Inc.

Merck

National Institute of Health

Neural Signals, Inc.

Tufts-New England Medical Center

Ocean Aquariums

ORISE

Pharmaceutical
Companies

Veterinary Clinics

Strategies

• Seek opportunities within Biology to investigate, collect, and
analyze data in a variety of specializations
• Supplement curriculum by working on Biological Science research teams
• Gain experience practicing precision, creativity, critical thinking
and meticulous organization in all classes
• Gain experience collecting and reporting relevant data while
perceiving patterns and structures in every study discipline
• Attain an internship in an applied field of Biological Science
within your first several semesters to ensure major choice
• Seek research experiences that allow for attendance at appropriate conferences, make presentations if possible
• Develop the ability to preparing poster presentations and
volunteer to help Division faculty with program materials
• Develop skill at developing research at away locations through
study abroad & the National Student Exchange
• Attain appropriate Internships and work experiences throughout your 4 years & maintain correspondence w/contacts
• Consider the full variety of masters and PhD programs in the
field, continue correspondence with all previous contacts

Campus Contacts

Dr. Zach Felix
Biology Program Coordinator
Office: 770-720-5936
ZIF@reinhardt.edu