Kickstart your career with biology
Your future is bright with a biology degree from Bridgewater College. Advances in cell biology, molecular genetics and ecology mean that well-prepared biologists are always in demand.
Bridgewater alumni have become successful physicians, research scientists, veterinarians, medical technologists, environmental lawyers, dentists, physical therapists, genetic counselors and forestry and wildlife specialists. You can also add an emphasis (area of focus) in wildlife biology to add depth to the major.
What to Expect
- BIOL-110 Principles of Biology
- CHEM-161 General Chemistry I
- MATH-130 Survey of Calculus
43 credit hours of courses in biology, chemistry and mathematics
Choose one of four tracks: General Biology, Pre-Health Sciences, Ecology, or Secondary Education
You’ll take a core of biology courses covering organismal biology, genetics, molecular biology, physiology, ecology and evolution. Then you can develop depth in any area of interest through upper-level classes and research.
Principles of Biology I
Introduction to the biological sciences, covering biological chemistry, cell/tissue structure and function, genetics and microevolution.
Introduction to both classical, Mendelian inheritance and molecular genetics with one lab per week.
Examination of the mechanisms of biological evolution including mutation, natural selection, genetic drift, and the genetic structure of species populations.
Our alumni have landed careers at the FBI, US Department of Energy, Novant Health and Merck pharmaceuticals among others. Their career paths include:
- Environmental Quality and Consulting
- Hospital Administration
- Laboratory Research
- Marine Biology
- Medicine and Health
- Quality Assurance and Control
- Veterinary Medicine
Chart your path
Start early in your career exploration by working one-on-one with the Center for Career Development and faculty.
Get involved in clubs that build professional knowledge, communication and leadership skills such as the Eco-Action Club, Pre-Health Society, and TriBeta, the national biological honor society. Be active in club administration, fundraising and event planning.
As a Pre-Health Society member, you’ll have access to information and opportunities to explore a variety of careers in healthcare. Pursue your interest in fields such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, clinical lab sciences, dental hygiene, and physical and occupational therapy.
Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) National Biological Honor Society
TriBeta (Beta Beta Beta) is a national biological honor society represented at Bridgewater by the Nu Upsilon chapter. It emphasizes scholarship and service through research and education. Potential members must be biology majors with a 3.0 GPA in their major coursework.
Advisor: Ed Lickey
The Eco-Action Club develops and promotes sustainable practices on the Bridgewater College campus and in the surrounding communities.