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Biology major

The opportunities for students trained in biology have grown dramatically as there is an increasing demand for those who are educated in natural sciences.

Outcomes: Read what Matt Howell, biology 2012, had to say about the program.

Biology students learn to:

  • apply scientific methods
  • test hypotheses
  • and develop laboratory skills.

Critical thinking to evaluate scientific results through statistical analysis, scientific writing and oral presentation are basic skills developed by students who are biology majors. The Physical and Biological Sciences Department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in biology. These degrees provide the background necessary for a variety of careers, including graduate and professional schools.

Possible careers with a biology degree

A biology degree can open the door to a range of rewarding careers in cutting edge fields, including:

Medical school

Many students also use their biology degree to go onto medical school, as well as dental, veterinary and nursing schools.

As a biology student at Columbia College, you’ll learn to apply scientific methods, test hypotheses, develop laboratory skills and expand your critical thinking to conduct and evaluate scientific issues.

One on one time with professors

All of this while being taught by expert professors who will take the time to get to know you and your passions in the sciences.



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