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Biology

Biology is the study of life from its most simplest form of a cell to one of the most complex creatures, human beings. Biology includes the study of how organisms are structured from their most basic element, DNA, to how they function as living organisms. Longwood has several pre-professional biology programs, including Dental Hygiene, Pre-Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Medical Technology, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Medical, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, and Physician Assistant. Longwood involves the following curriculum in order to prepare students for a career in Biology: human anatomy and physiology, botany, microbiology, zoology, ecology, among others.

Louis Pasteur- "Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence."

Career Fields associated with Biology Majors:

  • Physician
  • Social Worker
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Family Physician
  • Pharmacist
  • Radiological Technologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Sonographer
  • Podiatrist
  • Occupational Therapy Personnel
  • Veterinarian
  • Physician Assistant
  • Orthotist/Prosthetist
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physical Therapy Personnel
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Respiratory Care Personnel
  • Optometrist
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Optometric Technician
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Optician
  • Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Laboratory Personnel
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Histology Personnel
  • EMS Personnel
  • Dentist
  • Electrocardiograph Technician
  • Gerontologist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Electroneurodiagnostic
  • Health Educator
  • Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Monitor Surveillance Technician
  • Patient Representative
  • Dental Assistant
  • Registered Dietician
  • Pathologist
  • Psychologist
  • Dietetic Technician
  • Research Assistant
  • Counselor
  • Health Services Administrator
  • Taxonomist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Parasitologist
  • Psychiatric Aide/ Technician
  • Research Scientist
  • Forester
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Ecologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Radiation Therapy Technologist
  • Botanist
 

Related Skills:

  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Ability to make critical observations and appropriate decisions
  • Proficiency in reading, writing, thinking, questioning, analyzing, and problem solving
  • Ability to operate scientific equipment
  • Intellectual capacity to perform well undergraduate and graduate curriculum
  • Ability to organize and maintain accurate records
  • Proficiency in critical speaking and memorization
  • Ability to conduct and clearly explain scientific research
  • Good vision and manual dexterity
  • A thorough knowledge of basic biological theories and practices

Personal attributes associated with Biology:

  • Achievement
  • Desire to help mankind
  • Intellectual growth
  • Desire for preciseness
  • Enthusiasm for exploring
  • Spirit of scientific inquiry
  • Strong interest in living organisms
  • Diligence
  • Patience
  • Endurance
  • Perseverance
  • Interest in challenges

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