Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science - General Biology Concentration Program By Drexel University |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science - General Biology Concentration

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science - General Biology Concentration

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 60 months
The biological sciences encompass many fields. Biologists study the structure and functions of living organisms, from the individual cell to the whole organism and communities. In the past three decades, advances in molecular biology and genetics have been rapid, opening many new, exciting career opportunities in the fields of biotechnology and genetic engineering. Biology graduates can pursue a variety of options including graduate and professional school in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other health-related areas, as well as careers in research or commercial laboratories, private and government agencies, and in teaching. The General Biology concentration encompasses all areas of biology and is intended for students interested in gaining diverse undergraduate biology training. Students can choose from a variety of electives in three of the other concentrations (Cell/Molecular/Genetics/Biochemistry; Organismal/Physiology; and Ecology/Evolution/Genomics) to fulfill the 24 required credits. Students have maximum flexibility to develop their own unique path of study. The General Biology concentration electives are distributed as follows: Two or three Cell/Molecular/Genetics/Biochemistry (CMGB) electives Two or three Organismal/Physiology electives Two or three Ecology/Evolution/Genomics electives Students also select two additional lab electives for hands-on-experience in the concentration. This concentration will prepare students for careers in a variety of areas in biology, but may be best suited for students interested in careers in education or science writing, where a wider breadth of biological knowledge may be desirable. CAREERS Our alums go on to have careers in medicine, veterinary sciences, dentistry and other allied health professions, including careers as physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists. Many hold research positions in the private sector; become technicians in government and academic labs; or work as research scientists and professors in diverse fields such as cancer biology, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology and forensic biology. Other career paths include genetic counseling, clinical trials coordination, bioinformatics, genomics, clinical lab medicine, public health, policy, science journalism, teaching and law. Biologists may also be employed in “green” jobs in biotechnology, field research, evolutionary biology, biodiversity and conservation. The opportunities are numerous and varied.