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.
Buena Vista University's School of Science has received a $2.7 million endowment from Harry and Molly Stine, to support student and faculty research and expand other high-impact learning opportunities. 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.