The Graduate School/Industry Biology concentration provides students with a broad exposure to the field of biology in preparation for graduate school or entering the workforce immediately after graduation. Students are advised throughout their program, which is customized to meet the needs and career goals of the individual student. The curriculum is designed to encourage students to understand scientific theories within a Christian worldview.
A biology major taking the graduate school/industry curriculum must complete a minor or may complete an approved program of supporting courses (such as the recommended electives) in lieu of a minor. Taking the recommended courses makes the student a stronger candidate for graduate school or industry positions.
- Professional faculty — Professors in the Biology and Physical Sciences Department at MVNU are knowledgeable and experienced educators who actively engage with students in their studies. Faculty members also remain involved in their respective fields of expertise to promote awareness of new developments.
- Advising relationships — You will begin interacting with the faculty within your chosen discipline during your first day of classes, and develop mentorship relationships with them that often continue well past graduation.
- Quality facilities — You will work in our laboratories, which round out the learning environment by training you for the professional settings that students will work in after graduation.
- Skill development — Many relevant student job positions on campus are available to Biology majors, such as Resident Health Assistants or Biology Lab Assistants.
This program is designed to provide preparation that is needed to apply to graduate school to further the student’s biological education for further schooling or employment. There are a number of career options that come after the foundation of a quality Biology education.
MVNU graduates have continued their study at:
- New York University
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of Pittsburgh
- Missouri State University
Graduates are employed by:
- Charles River Laboratories (formerly WIL Research Laboratories)