Banking on Biology
Interested in the connection between humans and the world around us? Consider majoring in Biology at Ashland to prepare for a career in medicine, research biology, and other emerging biology fields.
What to Expect in the Biology Program
You’ll learn from an extraordinary group of professors who are respected scholars in their fields. And you’ll have countless options to cater your college experience to your future career objective. You can focus your program in a very specific direction by adding a forensic biology or biotechnology concentration to your biology major.
Biology Program Benefits
Ashland University has over 20 years of experience teaching forensic biology and a strong track record of preparing students like you for diverse and growing careers in biology.
- Access to unique facilities, including:
- Four laboratories dedicated to collaborative research
- A human cadaver anatomy lab
- A greenhouse and facility for housing research animals
- Five local environmental preserves and modern science instrumentation
- Numerous opportunities to carry out research at an undergraduate level working closely with outstanding faculty
- A strong pre-professional program with an excellent track record proven by the fact that, since 2004, over 90 percent of Biology majors who’ve applied to health professional schools have been admitted within one year of graduation
- Opportunities to gain incomparable real world experience with summer research internships at prestigious research universities, governmental organizations, and on Ashland University’s campus
Ashland University is a member of the Bioscience Consortium of Northeast Ohio, which supports biotechnology education, undergraduate research, and student inderships. The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and WIL Research Laboratories also routinely provide internships for biology majors.
Interesting classes you may take include:
- The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life. Explore the question: What are the molecular and cellular processes that define life, and how are they sustained from generation to generation?
- Field Zoology. Study the principles of field study and the collection, preservation and identification of common vertebrate and invertebrate animals.
- Forensic Science. Explore the application of scientific methods and techniques to problems in the field of forensic science including analysis of hair, fingerprinting, DNA analysis and other topics.
Biology Career Outlook
Graduates of the Biology program go on to explore:
- Positions in research laboratories, health care, and environmental science
- Careers as high school biology or science teachers
- Graduate studies in biology, cellular and molecular biology, ecology and other fields
- With advanced training, careers as physicians, physical therapists, veterinarians, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists or physician assistants