Ashland University - Ashland, OH

  • BS

Faculty actively conducting research with students, updated facilities and equipment, five local nature preserves and excellent teaching with small class sizes will all prepare you for future careers in medicine, research biology and many emerging biological fields. Our students have an outstanding record of admission to medical, dental, veterinary and physical therapy schools as well as to top-tier graduate schools. Biology majors at Ashland University have lots of options and opportunities. If you wish, you can focus your program in a very specific direction by adding a Forensic Biology or Biotechnology concentration to your Biology major. Whatever your choice, you will be taught by an extraordinary group of professors who are outstanding teachers as well as respected scholars in their fields. All engage in research and mentor students in this process. If you are interested in a medical career, graduate study or a future in research biology, forensic biology or any of a number of emerging biological fields, Ashland University offers the background you need to confidently take the next step toward your bright future. What YouÕll Love About the Biology Program: We offer a strong pre-professional program with an excellent track record of our graduates being accepted into highly competitive medical programs. From 2004 to 2008, 82 percent of Ashland students who applied to professional schools were admitted within one year after graduation. You will have opportunities to carry out research at the undergraduate level, working closely in a mentoring relationship with faculty. These research projects can lead to opportunities to present your work at a national conference or to publish as a co-author. You will study in our state-of-the-art facilities that recently underwent a $12 million renovation to create three laboratories dedicated to faculty/student research. Freshman can undertake research projects, but usually students begin research their sophomore or junior year. Students at Ashland have more opportunity for student research and definitely more opportunity to work directly with faculty members than students at large universities. The department has new facilities and top of the line research-level equipment in both research and teaching laboratories so you gain valuable hands-on experience that prepares you for a future career. You get lots of individual attention from professors because classes and labs are purposely kept small. We have over 20 years of experience teaching forensic biology and a strong track record of preparing students for exciting careers in the field. The biology program has been highly successful in securing major grants for student research projects, opening exciting opportunities for advanced study.

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