SUPPORT OPTIONS FOR THE
The following options are only a few
of the many minors (supports) available to the biology major. A
student's particular interests and career goals will determine the best
minor for her program.
Business & Management:
A student who gains skills to complement her science studies will be
well prepared to run her own business or join government, academia, or
industry as an administrator or executive.
A support area in chemisty gives a student a deeper understanding of
the chemical reactions responsible for both the living and the
non-living world. Students interested in molecular biology and
physiology will find this support particularly helpful. Often,
students who plan to enter medical, veterinary, pharmacy, or dental
school select a chemistry support.
A support area in computer studies empowers students to manage and use
computer technology effectively and ethically. As you proceed through
your computer studies courses, you work to understand and develop
skills in communicating with and through the computer.
If you are interested in the environmental application of biological
concepts, this support can help to prepare you by broadening your
perspective on all of the other fields needed to examine environmental
The mathematics support provides the quantitative ability required by
many scientific fields. Those who will be using statistical or other
mathematical models will find this support vital to advanced work. In
addition, the analytical and problem solving skills developed in the
mathematics support will transfer to nearly any field.
As a support
area, the psychology program has proven especially valuable for
students planning careers in nursing, management, education, and
professional communication as well as art therapy and music therapy.
The secondary education program prepares students for certification and
work as a high school teacher at grades 9 through 12 or as a middle or
high school teacher at grades 6 through 12.
As a support area, social science is an excellent addition to other
people-oriented careers such as psychology, education or business.
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Last update: 6/11 by Rebecca
Burton, Dept. of
Biology, Alverno College.