When I first came into college as a Freshman, I had no idea what major I wanted to pursue, or even how to go about searching for a good fit. I signed up for general education classes, and then dove into the world of undergraduate research, trying to find a degree that I would like to pursue. Now, two years later, I am a Senior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. I am happy with the major that I chose, however along the way I discovered several other majors that seemed interesting. One very neat major that I found was Biological Sciences. In this article I hope to convey the purpose of a major in Biological Sciences and include the general degree requirements as well as possible careers that you could obtain by seeking this major.
With a college degree in Biological Sciences, you typically will be prepared to work in an industry based around understanding living things. Job sectors that you may be involved in could be government, clinical research organizations, and healthcare. In Biological Sciences, you will be prepared to work in a fields such as microbiology, evolution and human biology. There are several different concentrations to chose from within the biological sciences major.
Some courses that you may take when pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences would include: neurobiology, human anatomy, and ecology.
A major in Biological Sciences would be good for those interested in studying the living world. You would develop skills in problem solving, communication, and technical skills.
Some possible career opportunities with a major in Biological Sciences include: Conservationist, Research Assistant, and Laboratory Technician.
The average starting salary for someone graduating with a degree in Biological Sciences is around $36,000.
Biological Sciences is just one among thousands of possible college majors. If you are interested in pursuing this degree, or finding out more, you may want to contact your local university for more information. You could also consider an internship in the pharmaceutical field. If this major is right for you, then I’m glad you found this article. If you don’t feel like it’s a good fit, I recommend keeping your options open. It took me two years to find the right major for me, so don’t give up. Keep doing your research, and you are sure to find the right college major for you!