Best college/ university for majoring in biology?

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  • Geomi
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    6 years ago
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    College and university biology programs provide the opportunity to study a plethora of ideas and concepts. Below is a list of the top biology programs from colleges and universities in the United States. Obviously, publications rate the programs differently, but I've seen the following programs turn up consistently in the rankings. It is always best to compare and contrast different programs as biology programs are unique. Always choose the best school for your interests and aspirations.

    ITT Technical Institute

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    Top Biology Programs - East

    Boston University

    Offers programs of study with undergraduate specialization in behavioral biology, cell biology, molecular biology & genetics, ecology & conservation biology, neurobiology, and quantitative biology.

    Brown University

    Offers opportunities for study at all levels of biological organization, as well as a range of collaborative opportunities for independent study and research.

    Carnegie Mellon University

    One of the nation's top private research institutions, this university offers courses that focus on five core areas: genetics and molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics, cell and developmental biology, neuroscience, and computational biology.

    Columbia University

    Offers programs to prepare students for careers in basic research, medicine, public health, and biotechnology.

    Cornell University

    Cornell's Biological Sciences program has hundreds of course offerings with concentrations is fields such as animal physiology, biochemistry, computational biology, marine biology, and plant biology.

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    Dartmouth College

    Courses of study provide students with an understanding of biology at environmental,

    organismal, cellular, and molecular levels.

    Duke University

    Provides opportunities for specializations in sub-disciplines including anatomy , physiology and biomechanics, animal behavior, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, marine biology, neurobiology, pharmacology, and plant biology.

    Emory University

    Offers advanced programs of study in various sub-disciplines including cell and molecular biology, physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology.

    Harvard University

    Offers specialized plans of study in biomedical engineering, chemical and physical biology (CPB), chemistry, human developmental and regenerative biology (HDRB), human evolutionary biology (HEB), molecular and cellular biology (MCB), neurobiology, organismic and evolutionary biology (OEB), and psychology.

    Johns Hopkins University

    Offers opportunities for study in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, biophysics, cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, and much more.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    MIT offers courses of study in areas such as biochemistry, bioengineering, biophysics, neurobiology, and computational biology.

    Penn State University

    Includes programs of study in fields including general biology, ecology, genetics & developmental biology, neuroscience, plant biology, and vertebrate physiology.

    Princeton University

    Offers opportunities for study in areas including molecular biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, and chemical and biological engineering.

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    The programs of study at UNC prepare students for careers in the biological, environmental, and medical sciences. This includes fields such as medical, dental, and veterinary medicine.

    University of Pennsylvania

    Offers areas of study including genetics , molecular biology, cell biology, development, plant biology, vertebrate physiology, neurobiology, behavior, ecology, and evolution.

    University of Virginia

    The biology curriculum offers specialization in areas such as genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, ecology, and evolution.

    Yale University

    The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) provides opportunities for study in biotechnology, plant sciences, neurobiology, genetics, cell and developmental biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and chemical biology.

    Top Biology Programs - Central

    Indiana University - Bloomington

    Students earning a degree in biology at this university are prepared for careers in biology, biotechnology, and health related fields. Specialized areas of study include ecology, genetics, microbiology, cellular, developmental, environmental, and molecular biology.

    Michigan State University

    Offers various programs in the biological sciences including biochemistry and molecular biology.

    Northwestern University

    Offers opportunities for study in the biological sciences with concentration in biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, neurobiology, physiology, and plant biology.

    Ohio State University

    Programs of study include forensic biology, life sciences education, and pre-health professions.

    Purdue University

    Offers a wide range of study in fields of biology such as biochemistry; cell, molecular, and developmental biology; ecology, evolution, and environmental biology; genetics; health and disease; microbiology; and neurobiology and physiology.

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Provides opportunities for study in genomics, physiology, ecology, evolution, and cell and molecular biology.

    University of Iowa

    Offers biology programs of study in areas including cell and developmental biology, evolution, genetics, neurobiology, and plant biology.

    University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

    Programs provide opportunities for study in ecology and evolutionary biology; molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and neuroscience.

    University of Notre Dame

    Biological and environmental sciences programs allow students to study evolutionary biology, cellular and molecular biology, cancer biology, immunology, neuroscience, and more.

    Vanderbilt University

    Offers courses and research opportunities in biochemistry, structural biology and biophysics, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, computational biology, evolutionary biology, ecology, developmental biology, and neurobiology.

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Provides opportunities for study in genetics, neuroscience, development, population biology , plant biology, and more.

    Top Biology Programs - West and Pacific

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    Top Biology Programs - AP Biology

    Those who wish to gain credit for introductory college level biology courses should consider taking an Advanced Placement Biology coarse. Taking the course itself however is not enough to gain college level credit. Students enrolled in the AP Biology course must take the AP Biology exam to gain credit. Most colleges will give credit toward entry level biology courses for students who earn a score of 3 or better on the exam. Good luck. I was a college professor of education.

  • 6 years ago

    Please realize that ITT tech is ONLY nationally accredited, which is basically a worthless accreditation. (It's also a for-profit school.) A school is supposed to at least be regionally accredited. On that note, however, even though devry is regionally accredited, it's a for-profit school as well. Their course credits usually do NOT transfer to other schools, even if the for-profit school is regionally accredited.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Harvard and Yale. Any Ivy League school really.

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