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What To Expect? "BS in Biology Edition"

What is Bs in Biology?
The Bachelor of Science in Biology is a four-year program that offers a general education in different biological sciences such as zoology, botany, physiology, genetics, histology, microbiology and ecology. The program also offers a strong foundation for advancement and specialization in biotechnology, genetic engineering, computational biology, genomics, molecular biology, and neurobiology. It grounds students with the fundamental concepts, principles, and theories of biological, natural, and physical sciences in research.

Subjects and Curriculum
Chemical Biology: Organic Molecules
Chemical Biology: Analytical Methods for Biology			
Chemical Biology: Biomolecules
Biophysics
Statistical Biology
General Botany
General Zoology
General Physiology
Developmental Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Microbiology
Cell and Molecular Biology

Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Biology may pursue a career path in government agencies, biological laboratories, museums, zoos, aquaria, and private organizations. They may apply as a biochemist, biotechnologist, medical manager, financial analyst, pharmaceutical sales representative, physician assistant, or a biological technician.

What to Expect?
When it comes to learning, they are too many to mention. But if I were to highlight my favorites, these are: became an expert in dissecting a frog, memorized scientific names of animals and plants as many as the sands in the seashore, written full research papers (8-12 pages) almost every week, traveled a lot, encountered wildlife such as bats, snakes etc., encountered the most pressing problems of the environment and how to take part in solving it, and most of all, appreciated the processes and essence of life.

Well, the biology subjects are not difficult. They are all enjoyable. What's difficult for me are the required subjects from other fields especially ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (CHEM40). But in order not to be bias, the hardest biology course for me is CELL BIOLOGY (BIO120) because the information are overloading and are compressed to be able to be taught in a couple of weeks.

The most useful things I learned are to depend on yourself alone and be strategic and innovative. When you are enrolled in thesis/SP, you need to be extra strategic especially if your experiment is not funded. You need to be resourceful and fast-thinker. In reviewing for exams during hell weeks, you need to know how to balance your time well to be able to review everything especially if you have 4 exams in a day. In memorizing all the lessons for the exam, you need to develop a review pattern in order for you to review everything before the exam. Aside from the intellectual promotion I've had, the experiences I've gained have trained me well enough to face the real world with confidence and enthusiasm.

The exams are really difficult if you didn't listen to your professor's lessons and did not review days before your exam. You'll fail if you take your exams for granted and if you became complacent. You'll get a high chance of failing if you crammed your review and just borrowed notes from your classmate 15 mins before the exam. You will fail the exams if you jut trusted in your stock knowledge when your intelligence is only short-term (knowing everything after it was taught but forgetting everything after a couple of days). Many fail exams because they did at least one of the things listed above. Only a few shift to another course buy many people shift to our course.

 


As I've said, you need to be extra strategic, fast-thinker, resourceful, focused, well-rounded and brave. But don't worry if you don't have these traits when you had your first day in school. I don't have these either; I just acquired them.

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