We train students in the techniques necessary to succeed in research: experimental design, statistical analysis, field specific techniques, oral presentation skills and scientific writing.
A degree in biology will help you pursue careers in education, research, medicine, biotechnology, conservation and industry, either through immediate entry into the career or further study at the graduate level.
Why choose biology at Jewell?
Jewell biology students are well-rounded in their knowledge about biology and as practicing scientists, creative thinkers, problem solvers and good communicators.
During your first year, you will be introduced to investigative laboratories that stress that science is curiosity-driven, rather than goal-driven. You will also begin to learn the skills and tools utilized in lab and field experiments, with more sophisticated techniques and instruments added as you progress through the curriculum.
Other pathways through the Biology Department
The department also offers opportunities for study outside the traditional major. Those interested in careers in health-related fields may add a concentration in pre-physical therapy or pre-medicine or earn a B.S. degree in clinical laboratory science. For those interested in applied professions relating to the environment, William Jewell offers a three-two program with Duke University leading to a Master of Forestry degree or a Master of Environmental Management degree.
You also may receive certification to teach biology in grades 9-12 in the state of Missouri by double majoring in biology and secondary education.