What can I do with a degree in Biology? Go to
these links to find out: CAREERS
IN BIOLOGY or you can search for a job position by going
to : Science
If you intend to graduate the semester that you are
currently registering for you MUST apply for graduation on your OASIS
web site. Log-In to OASIS, go to the registration link and then
link to the graduation button. You will be asked to fill out an
application for graduation. THIS MUST BE DONE THE
SEMESTER BEFORE YOU INTEND TO GRADUATE. In order to make sure
that you are on the right path towards graduation, once you have earned
82 hours of credits you will have a BIOLOGY HOLD put onto your account
and must see your advisor to get that HOLD released. This will
happen once every year until you graduate.
Tips for Advising: When you schedule your appointment with your advisor (or if you decide to try to drop in) please bring with you the "unofficial transcript" that you can get for yourself from OASIS and a bingo sheet with your courses and transfer credits filled in. This will help us to advise you better.
As a student in one of the following areas, you
should download the "Bingo Sheets" for each area and keep track of your
courses as you take them each semester. Bring these sheets
to your advisor when you come in for help so that we can advise you
in Biology: As a Biology major you can major in a
number of areas. Each specialized area, listed below, may
have its own specific criteria unique to that emphasis of study.
Be sure to see an advisor
to clarify any questions that you may have. The specialty areas
are listed below with links to "Bingo Sheet" requirements that list the
general courses and plan of study for that study area. Click on
the links below to help guide you through your study plan. Please
remember that these sheets are guides, and you should get specific help
from your advisor.
Bingo Sheet for General Biology, Pre-Med, Med-Tech and Pre-Dentistry --
Unofficial Course Suggestion (Plan)/Year for Biology Majors--
Description from Bulletin- 2004-2006--
Other Options in Biology--
Honors Requirements for Biology-
General Biology-- This major emphasis will give you all the necessary courses and background that you will need to either allow you to go into Graduate School in a specialty area of Biology that you are most interested in (i.e., animal behavior, ecology, genetics, molecular biology, immunology, etc....) or apply to and go to pre-professional schools.
pre-medical studies are basically the same as for the general
biology studies, and the bingo sheet is identical. There will
be certain courses that you might want to enroll into that will help
with foundational basics for medical school, and these can be discussed
with your advisor.
Indiana University School of Medicine--
IU School of Medicine Statistics--
pre-dental studies are basically the same as for the general
biology and pre-medical studies, and the bingo sheet is
There will be certain courses that you might want to enroll into that
will help with foundational basics for dental school, and these can
be discussed with your advisor.
Pre-Dental courses that are needed for application to IU School of Dentistry--
IU School of Dentistry--
IU Dental School Statistics--
IPFW Pre-Dental Club--
Biology Major with Life
Science Teaching Certification-- This provides the
student preparation for a career in teaching and provides the student
with a solid foundation in both the biological sciences and teaching
techniques. For this degree you will have to fulfill the
by the IPFW School of Education as well as those of the School of Arts
and Sciences. For those students interested in this option you
need to make sure that you talk with one of the
advisors in Education as well as your advisor in Biology.
You will need to learn how to prepare a portfolio in order to obtain
your certification in teaching. You will need to take the
"Initial Requirements" for education in order to get into the Block 1:
Teacher Education sequence and register for EDUA F300, EDUC W200/M101,
and EDUC K201 classes.
Bingo Sheet for Biology Major with emphasis in Teaching--
Suggested Plan of Study for Biology with Teaching option--
Life Science Teaching Option (Major or Minor) Description from Bulletin, 2004-2006--
Medical Technology emphasis--
area of study will prepare you for a studies in a medical
technology laboratory. In order to complete studies in this area
requirements are basically the same as for the general biology,
pre-medical studies, and pre-dental studies, and the bingo sheet
is identical. There will be certain courses that you might want
to enroll into that will help with foundational basics for medical
technology, and these should be discussed with your
advisor. The Med-Tech major will first obtain a BS degree in
Biology (approximately 4 years) and then apply to the Med-Tech program
at Parkview Hospital
and attend clinical courses at Parkview for one year. When you
complete this program you will have a BS degree in Biology and Med-Tech
certification. There is also a 3+1 program and this is
offered, which will give you certification for Licenser.
The 3 +
1 program does not give you a BS in Biology. The Med-Tech program
requires that you take Microbiology (this can be either the BIOL 220
or the BIOL 437 course) and Immunobiology (BIOL 537 with or without
the lab, BIOL 565). You will complete the Biology Major
requirements and apply for admission to the Parkview Med-Tech Program
during the Fall of your final year. The Med-Tech program begins
in May after your degree completion and you will take the clinical
requirements at Parkview during the next year. Once completed you
will have both a BS in Biology and Med-Tech certification.
Bulletin Description of Program 2004-2006--
Pre-Forestry and Pre-Agriculture
emphasis-- These programs are two-year programs
and the student will transfer to the Purdue Campus, West Lafayette,
after the completion of the 2nd year at IPFW.
Description of Pre-Forestry Program--
Description of Pre-Agriculture Program--
Suggested Plan of study for Pre-Agriculture Program--
Visit Purdue Agriculture- this link will give you information on the Purdue program
This program is for two years at IPFW and then transfer to the
West Lafayette campus for completion of the program requirements.
Evaluation of criteria for entrance into the Pre-Vet program--
Suggested Program at IPFW for the Pre-Vet program--
Transfer Program 2004-2006--
program is advised through the Arts and Sciences Advising office rather
than Biology. The following links will give you information
concerning the Pre-Pharmacy program. for Further information
please contact 481-6160.
http://www.pharmacy.purdue.edu/ -- Purdue School of Pharmacy Web Page
http://www.student.ipfw.edu/~pharm/ -- IPFW Pre-Pharmacy Student Club web site and Suggested Courses to take at IPFW
http://www.ipfw.edu/as/admissions2005.ppph.pdf -- Admission Statistics and information