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Clayton State Biology

Bachelor of Science

What You Can Do With a Biology Degree?


Medical and Allied Health Fields

What You Can Do With a Biology Degree?


Academia


B.S.


Teach High School


B.S. + Teaching certificate


Research Technician


M.S.


Teach Community college


Research Technician


Ph.D.


University Professor


Research professor


What You Can Do With a Biology Degree?


B.S.


Technician




Sales


Environmental
Consulting


Publishing


Environmental Law


Requires Law degree


Lobbyist


Requires paralegal
degree


M.S.


Research and
Development


Pharmaceuticals,
biotechnology, agro
-
industry


Technician


Environmental
Consulting


Ph.D.


Research and
Development


Environmental
Consulting

Business and Industry

What You Can Do With a Biology Degree?


Government


Research


Administrative


B.S., M.S. and Ph.D.


Non
-
profit


Lobbyist


Grass roots organizer


Research


Education and Public
Awareness


B.S. degree

Why Come to Clayton State?


Friendly Atmosphere


Diverse


Professors at Clayton have time for you!


You are a person; NOT a number


Small class sizes


Never exceed 75


We will prepare you for the future


Score high on nationally recognized biology exams


Biology

Bachelor’s of Science Degree


Approved in May 2000


381 Biology majors currently


Designed in consultation with Georgia
biotech and biomedical employers to fit
present and emerging needs in the State of
Georgia.


Designed to prepare students for


careers in the technological workplace or


to pursue graduate studies or


to pursue professional schooling

Job Growth 1996 to 2006


Field

Projected growth

Growth rank in
U.S.

In U.S.

In Georgia

Biological

scientists

20

25%

29%

Science
managers

8

45%

57%

Medical
scientists

21

25%

40%

Veterinary

workers

22

23%

42%

Office of Employment Statistics, U.S Bureau of Labor, 1996

Georgia Department of Labor, 1998

Fastest Growing Jobs in US Related to
Biology


Physical Therapists


Physician Assistants


Forensic Science Technicians


Veterinary Technicians


Medical Scientists


Haz Mat removal


Teachers


Biomedical Engineers


Environmental Engineers

Data from Office of Employment Statistics, U.S Bureau of Labor, 2004

Curriculum Overview

Freshman/Sophomore Years


60 semester hours of the General Education
core


Science General Education Requirements


Pre
-
calculus


Principles of Chemistry I and II with labs


Statistics


Principles of Biology I and II with labs


Organic Chemistry I and II with labs


Introductory Plant Biology

Curriculum Overview

Junior/Senior Years


60 semester hours


Includes


Biology core


Choice of area of emphasis


Research Practicum or Internship

Biology Core


Biocomputing


Cell Biology


Animal Physiology


Ecology and Lab


Microbiology and Lab


Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy


Genetics


Biotechnology and Lab


Biochemistry


Evolution


Introductory Physics I and II


Biology seminar


Research practicum or internship

Emphasis Tracks


Designed to prepare students for their future
career goals


Biomedical Applications


Pre
-
med, pre
-
dental


Biomedical Research


Pre
-
PA and Pre
-
PT


Pre
-
Veterinary


Pre
-
Pharmacy


Forensic Science


Environmental Science


Preparation for Graduate School


Design a Track

Research or Internship



Medical, dental, physical therapy, graduate
environmental science and physicians assistant
programs want students with experience


Patient contact


Independent thought


Research skills


Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies
want students with research experience


We give course credit for experiential learning!


We require students to do at least one internship
or at least one research project.


Faculty Research at CSU


Dr. Boudell


Plant Ecology


Dr. Burnett


Bat echolocation


Dr. Furlong


Environmental Microbiology


Dr. Gardner


Genetics and toxicology


Dr. Kodani


Aquatic ecology


Dr. Jordan


Environmental Toxicology


Dr. Musolf


Neurobiology


Dr. Norflus


Neurobiology


Dr. Taglialatela


Behavioral Biology


Some of Our Alumni

Our Biology Faculty

Clubs: CSSA


Bat house project


Bog project


Visit graduate
schools, Vet
schools and
pharmacy schools


Rafting trips


Community
service and
fundraising


Outside of Class


AMSA


Nationally recognized group


Visit medical schools


Speakers from medical field


Community service and fundraising


Questions?