is biology right for me?

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is biology right for me?

Post by nowanie16 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:39 pm

im going to be a senior in high scool this coming fall and i really enjoyed the biology class i took that im even going to take advanced biology but i just want some advice like what exactly a biologist does? and is there a general biology major instead of just a branch? and what are the best colleges for a biology major?
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Post by EmmVeePee » Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:11 pm

I think the main part is that you need to have a strong love for biology.

A biologist can do anything from studying fish behavior, to protein analysis, to antibiotic research, to studying plants, etc. It's a very broad topic.

Depends on the quality of the job with the degree. If you want to get a job doing lab work at a good pharmaceutical company, they may not want a General Biology major, maybe a biochemisry major, Microbiology major, Molecular Biology, etc.

So what part of Biology interests you? Do you want to study animals, plants, microorganisms, molecules, etc?
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Post by shaunie » Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:34 pm

There is another option if you are not sure which field you want to pursue. Some universities offer a general course, specialising as you progress, like myself, Ive just completed a general first year biology course covering vast topics, and as i get interested in some, i can specialise farther untill I get my final specialisation, a course liekt hat for you would no doubt leave your options open yetlet you geta broard approach?

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Post by biostudent84 » Wed Jun 29, 2005 3:07 am

nowanie16 wrote:im going to be a senior in high scool this coming fall and i really enjoyed the biology class i took that im even going to take advanced biology but i just want some advice like what exactly a biologist does? and is there a general biology major instead of just a branch? and what are the best colleges for a biology major?


If you are looking to study general biology, you can become a teacher.

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:08 pm

Yeah... biology and terorising students... What more could you want?
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Post by lythos » Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:26 pm

Thats what I'm planning to do, after getting my associates in accounting I realized it just wasn't for me. So I transferred to a biology with a minor in education program, couldn't be happier with that decision. I'm hoping after I get my bachelors and a job I can do grad work in the summers... ah the beauty of being a teacher! 2 months off every year ( at least in new york)

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Post by chemistry_freako » Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:34 pm

Hmm, my favourite topics regarding biology are mainly on Virology, Genetics and Microbiology (bacteria) - it's pretty interesting and amazing learning about all these little things which are not visible to the naked eye =)

best colleges for that, would depend on the country you are looking at?
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Re: is biology right for me?

Post by kiran » Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:24 am

nowanie16 wrote:im going to be a senior in high scool this coming fall and i really enjoyed the biology class i took that im even going to take advanced biology but i just want some advice like what exactly a biologist does? and is there a general biology major instead of just a branch? and what are the best colleges for a biology major?


:lol: If you want to know how dirty you are inside and love to know about it.....Biology is best for you. Remember never listen to your bio instructer. Most of them aren't interested in biology itself. Eventhough i feel great studying bio. coz its simply the best. :twisted:
tell me........

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Post by MrMistery » Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:13 pm

Why not listen to the instructor?
I too do not like my teachers because i know more than them in many fields of biology... But remember that a teacher can always teach you new things....
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter

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Post by kandarp shah » Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:55 pm

[quote="MrMistery"]Why not listen to the instructor?
I too do not like my teachers because i know more than them in many fields of biology... But remember that a teacher can always teach you new things....[/quote

u're right......i agreed

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