is biology right for me?

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    • #1310
      nowanie16
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      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?

    • #25690
      EmmVeePee
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      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?

    • #25691
      shaunie
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      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?

    • #25699
      biostudent84
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      quote nowanie16:

      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.

    • #25762
      MrMistery
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      Yeah… biology and terorising students… What more could you want?

    • #25788
      lythos
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      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)

    • #25789
      chemistry_freako
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      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?

    • #25834
      kiran
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      quote nowanie16:

      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 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. 😈

    • #25877
      MrMistery
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      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….

    • #25985
      kandarp shah
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      [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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