Become a biomedical scientist and study genetic disorders. Go on to earn your M.D. and start a medical practice in your hometown. Work for a pharmaceutical company and help develop medical advancements, treatments and cures. As a biology major at BVU, you will delve into many subjects including genetics, physiology, botany, ecology, cell biology, anatomy, molecular biology and neuroscience. If you’re interested in specializing your studies, a faculty advisor will work closely with you to help determine your strengths and intended focus.
The biology program’s emphasis on research will equip you with ample problem-solving and critical thinking capabilities as you put theory into practice early on in your studies. Throughout your four years at BVU, you will conduct research in the laboratory and in the classroom alongside highly qualified faculty and talented students. These practical, hands-on experiences help students obtain paid summer research internships at major research institutions and teaching hospitals. The unique combination of a strong curriculum, expert faculty, dynamic peers, extensive research experience and targeted internships will provide you with outstanding preparation for many scientific careers. BVU’s biology program has a strong record of successfully placing graduates in Ph.D. programs, and in medical, veterinary, dental and pharmacy schools.
Nine Buena Vista University science majors have been selected for the Clifford A. Rae Academic Achievement Award for the 2015 calendar year. The award is given to three pre-qualified, academically high-performing BVU business majors in each of the second, third and fourth years of school. Read more...
Spending time with highly motivated, intelligent students talking about the most interesting things in the world, makes me excited about coming to work every day.