Why Study Biology?
Major/Minor | Science | CAS
At its simplest level, biology is the study of living organisms. A degree in biology gives you access to a variety of career options and is a great option for students planning to pursue medical, dental, pharmacy or other advanced degrees. At UW-River Falls, our award-winning biology department provides access to hands-on learning opportunities including internships, cutting-edge technology and research work as early as your first semester.
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Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Understand the language and significance of scientific information in the field of biology.
- Verify scientific knowledge and recognize the importance of detail, accuracy and honesty in scientific reporting.
- Practice collaboration, oral presentation, scientific writing and laboratory safety skills.
- Gain experience with modern research and scientific methods.
- Develop proficiency with state-of-the-art equipment and data interpretation.
Types of Courses
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Biological Evolution
- Cancer Biology
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- General Zoology
- Human Heredity
Many biology majors attend graduate or medical school after earning their undergraduate degree, while others enter the workforce. Examples of careers biology graduates pursue include:
- Dentist, Medical Doctor or Physician’s Assistant
- Medical Laboratory Scientist or Laboratory Research Scientist
- Physical Therapist or Chiropractor
- Surgical Assistant
- Wildlife Biologist or Conservation Warden
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