Biologists work in a wide variety of career fields, including field work, technology positions, graduate schools and teaching. The general biology major can also serve as a flexible preparation for allied health paths, such as physician assistant, physical therapist, and occupational therapist. This degree plan will allow you to work with your advisor to plan your curriculum in line with your career aspirations. Aside from the general education requirements and the main biology core, you can choose 32 credits from a wide variety of biology, chemistry and physics courses. The biology pre-medical, pre-dental and pre-veterinary concentration is specifically designed to contain all the prerequisite courses needed for successful application to professional schools.
Being a part of the biology program at Tusculum University has blessed me tremendously in my academic career. The combination of challenging coursework paired with immense support from the faculty here at Tusculum allowed for my understanding of the field of biology to grow exponentially. I can confidently enter graduate school, as well as anything else the future may hold for me, thanks to the lessons and work ethic this program has instilled in me.
Students learn lab techniques necessary for successful job placement or graduate school. They participate in internship and research opportunities to develop hands-on skills and critical thinking.
Students broaden their horizons by learning how to give science presentations for both public and peer audiences. They travel to national conferences and engage with professionals from across the US.
Students participate in internships (U.S. Forest Service, Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium, Brights Zoo). They gain field experiences built into courses. They work in labs that teach hands-on technical skills in microbiology, cell technology and genetics
Since 2000- More than 85% of graduates from our biology program have been accepted into master’s and doctoral programs and other professional schools.
Students have been accepted to graduate and professional schools such as: