Biology AT WABASH
The Wabash biology department distinguishes itself with a strong and diverse faculty and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. The curriculum emphasizes analytical and problem solving skills that enable students to reach their own conclusions and solutions. In a field that is rapidly changing, the ability to acquire new information and place it in a broad context is a crucial skill.
Biology majors at Wabash College have a wide range of experiences in the classroom, the laboratory, and the field, preparing our students for careers in fields as diverse as medicine, molecular biology, ecology, education, and even finance or public policy. Students engage in independent research with faculty, prestigious internships off campus, and interdisciplinary internships supported by a variety of on-campus programs.
Biology majors are also given many opportunities to participate in immersion courses offered by the department—students have recently traveled to do field work in the Everglades, Belize, and Peru. Our majors also study abroad, and a 2014 graduate was awarded a Fulbright to teach English in Spain while studying the Spanish health care system.
WABASH BIOLOGY MAJORS PURSUE A RANGE OF CAREER PATHS. Look at this list of recent Wabash grads: Dentist, Optometrist, Pharmaceutical Sales, Orthodontist, Family Physician, HS Science Teacher, Pediatrician, Financial Analyst, Environmentalist, College Admissions, Surgeon, Universal Banker, Radiologist, Science Writer, Executive Chef, Plastic Surgeon, Chemist, Opthalmologist, Aquaculture Operations Mgr., Acupuncturist, Attorney, Medical Communications, CEO Tech Center, Business Analyst, College Professor, Industrial Sales, FBI, Anesthesiologist, Medical Marketing, Pastor, Foundation President, Neonatologist, Mortgage Banking, Chiropractor, Psychologist, Conservation Officer, Environmental Scientist, and Architect.
MAJORS, MINORS AND OTHER PROGRAMS OF STUDY
- ASIAN STUDIES (MINOR)
- BLACK STUDIES (MINOR)
- BUSINESS (MINOR)
- COMPUTER SCIENCE (MINOR)
- EDUCATION STUDIES (MINOR)
- ELECTRONIC MUSIC (MINOR)
- ENGINEERING (DUAL-DEGREE)
- FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
- FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA (MINOR)
- GENDER STUDIES (MINOR)
- Global Health (MINOR)
- HISPANIC STUDIES
- MODERN LANGUAGES
- MULTICULTURAL AMER. STUDIES (MINOR)
- Neuroscience (MINOR)
- PRE-MEDICINE (PRE-PROFESSIONAL)
- POLITICAL SCIENCE