The Biology curriculum is designed to introduce students to the major areas of the biological sciences and to enable them to gain competence in using the concepts and investigate methods appropriate to each. Students may select a course of study suited to their particular interests with an emphasis in botany, zoology, cellular biology, molecular biology, microbiology, and physiology.

Coursework

The curriculum incorporates a variety of topics to prepare students for opportunities in the field of Biology and includes courses such as:

  • Genetics
  • Animal Behavior
  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Plant Science
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Cell Biology
  • Fundamentals of Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
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Clubs

There are over 50 clubs and organizations available to students at Ferrum College. These are specifically related to Biology:

  • Agriculture Club
  • Environmental Action Coalition
  • Wildlife Club
  • Health Sciences Club
  • Minds-N-Medicine

Research Opportunities

Internships: Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship. Students also have various opportunities to travel in order to enhance their classroom studies. Some examples are:

  • The Virginia Marine Sciences Institute
  • Patuxant River Naval Air Station
  • Biotechnology Research at Virginia Tech
  • The U.S. Virgin Islands
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • National Zoological Park

Research puts classroom theory to practice. In effect, research brings the educational Experience full circle. As mentors, faculty can shepherd students through the scientific process and identify a project that’s compatible with their interests.

Career Opportunities

What can I be with a major in Biology?

You could be a(n) …

  • Biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Horticulturist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Health Journalist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Medical Missionary
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Medical Doctor

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated February 28, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Duration
4 years
Full-time
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17,030 USD
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