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Biology MAJOR MAP

EXPLORE life · INSPIRE curiosity · DISCOVER your purpose



​1st Year
​2nd Year
​3rd Year
​4th Year

​GET THE COURSES    YOU NEED

Explore the Foundations of Biology and Chemistry through the intro sequence.
Establish a 4-year plan
Take relevant GEP courses

Dive deeper into biology courses
Take a course outside your area of interest to explore the broad field of Biology

Decide on career path OR keep it more general and explore many areas of Biology

Review your 4-year plan and make sure you have all the necessary course for graduation, apply for graduation.

What will I learn?

•Critical thinking skills relevant to all careers
•Understand and apply  fundamental knowledge of life and natural processes
•Develop skills in laboratory techniques and experimental design
•Analyze current, scientific literature
•Apply problem solving skills
•Cultivate group collaboration strategies
•Write, review and summarize scientific work
•Use appropriate statistical analysis
•Solve quantitative problems
•Gain scientific literacy

Where can I go?

A degree in Biology at UWSP will give you a broad foundation in the biological sciences and prepare you to begin a career in the sciences, for advanced professional training, or graduate work.  
Possible careers with a B.S. in Biology include but are not limited to: research and field technician, wildlife biology, conservation biologist, microbiologists, pre-health careers, ecologist, forensics, and numerous others.



​SEEK OUT RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Talk to your Biology professors about opportunities and careers
Talk to a Biology Faculty member about undergraduate research experience
Look into campus jobs at Quest

Seek out experience in a research lab or  summer internship opportunity
Learn a specialized skill by taking an SEM or GIS course
Talk to a Biology Faculty member about undergraduate research experience

Apply to relevant summer jobs, seasonal work or volunteer opportunities related to biology
Look into options to be a teaching assistant for a biology class
Talk to a Biology Faculty member about undergraduate research experience

Look for jobs that honor your interests, skills & values
Talk to Career Services about resume building and interviewing tips
Talk to a Biology Faculty member about undergraduate research experience

​CONNECT WITH THE UWSP COMMUNITY​

Join a University or Biology club
Explore and apply for Biology Department Scholarships
Learn how to ask for help, at the TLC
Get involved with spreading science – College Day for Kids, STEAM workshops
Explore and apply for Biology Department Scholarships

Consider working as a biology tutor or in the writing center
Explore and apply for Biology Department Scholarships

Network with UWSP alumni working in the sciences

​THINK LOCALLY & GLOBALLY

Seek out volunteer opportunities related to the sciences
Think about picking up a second language
Talk with your advisor about networking or work experience opportunities 

Explore field courses through the department, university, or  national (REU) or international programs
Take a diverse curriculum to broaden your perspective
Look into a study abroad program

Seek out job shadowing opportunities
Think of different ways to gain experience not only in science but also communication and writing 

Talk with your advisor or faculty mentor about networking or work experience opportunities
Seek out volunteer opportunities that enhance your work experience in the sciences

​PREPARE FOR LIFE AFTER UWSP


For a downloadable version of the Biology majors map, click here: Biology Major Map

Talk to your advisor about possible Biology concentrations and career paths
Look into on campus jobs at Quest

Look into financial literacy & ways to continue to fund your education

Talk to Career Services about resume building and interviewing tips
Explore requirements for further education (GRE, MCAT, etc.)

Apply for jobs or further education
Look at job descriptions in your area of interest
Meet with a Career Specialist
Attend a Career Fair

 

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