Colleges with Biology/Biological Sciences Majors

Are you fascinated by animals, wildlife, plants, forests and oceans? When you go out hiking, do you find yourself studying the trees, the leaves, the soil? If understanding life on Earth, how it got here, how it changes, where it’s going, is what really gets your blood pumping, then a Biology Major is definitely for you.

Biology majors spend considerable time in both laboratory settings and out in the world. If your idea of a good time travelling is to jump right in, get your feet wet, and bring back specimens to study under a microscope, then you’re going to be happy with a major in Biology.

Useful classes in high school include all things science: advanced biology, chemistry, physics, and courses in mathematics.

Biology majors can find work in academics as biologists and researchers or as college professors, but are also routinely hired into industries that require biological knowledge, such as oil and natural gas, fish and wildlife conservation, manufacturing, and public health.

Famous figures with Biology majors include Greg Graffin, lead singer of Bad Religion, Lisa Kudrow, and Drake Hogestyn, actor from Days of Our Lives.

  • Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

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    77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
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    Something of a fantasy camp for world's top geeks, where elaborate practical jokes known as "hacks" are an art form, MIT sits proudly on the Cambridge side of the Charles… learn more

    Research University, Undergraduate Arts And Sciences Focus, Undergraduate Professions Focus
  • Yale University

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    Woodbridge Hall, New Haven, CT 06520
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    Founded in 1701 by those who felt Harvard had lost its way, Yale took as its Latin motto Lux et Veritas, Light and Truth, to suggest that those in Cambridge could no longer… learn more

    Great Facilities, Heavy Undergraduate Arts And Sciences Focus, Research University
  • Stanford University

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    Stanford, CA 94305
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    Younger than the Ivies and sunnier, too, Stanford has become the nation's most selective institution by providing a world-class education to those dreaming of Silicon… learn more

    Great Facilities, Heavy Undergraduate Arts And Sciences Focus, Research University
  • Columbia University In The City Of New York

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    West 116 St And Broadway, New York, NY 10027
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    Founded in 1754 as Kings College, Columbia needed a new name when students like Alexander Hamilton won the American Revolution. Benefitting from the Manhattan Renaissance… learn more

    Heavy Undergraduate Arts And Sciences Focus, Research University, Undergraduate Professions Focus
  • California Institute Of Technology

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    1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125
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    Engineering,Computer Science and Mathematics are among the most popular majors at California Institute of Technology, located in sunny Pasadena, CA. Often compared to other… learn more

    Heavy Undergraduate Arts And Sciences Focus, Research University, Undergraduate Professions Focus
  • University Of Chicago

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    1101 E. 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
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    On a collegiate gothic campus built with Rockefeller money in a setting like the East Coast urban Ivies but in the Midwest on the Windy City's South Side, the University of… learn more

    Heavy Undergraduate Arts And Sciences Focus, Research University
  • Dartmouth College

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    207 Parkhurst Hall, Hanover, NH 03755
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    The only Ivy that still calls itself a college rather than a university, Dartmouth looks and feels like a haven for undergraduates, with the smallest enrollment in the… learn more

    Great Facilities, Heavy Undergraduate Arts And Sciences Focus, Research University
  • Vanderbilt University

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    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37240
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    The bookstore apparently does not sell a t-shirt that reads, "Vanderbilt…It Even Sounds Expensive," but it could, because the campus, a registered arboretum, looks like it… learn more

    Party Culture, Heavy Undergraduate Arts And Sciences Focus, Research University
  • Brown University

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    One Prospect Street, Providence, RI 02912
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    By contrast to Columbia's curriculum that includes courses required of all students, Brown has long offered the most open-ended Ivy program, with self-designed study… learn more

    Heavy Undergraduate Arts And Sciences Focus, Research University
  • University Of Pennsylvania

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    34th And Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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    Founded by practical polymath Benjamin Franklin in 1740, the University of Pennsylvania comprises the Wharton School of Business, Engineering, Nursing and the College of… learn more

    Party Culture, Research University, Undergraduate Arts And Sciences Focus, Undergraduate Professions Focus
  • Washington University In St Louis

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    One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63130
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    Using Archer Daniels Midland money to offer generous scholarships to National Merit Scholars starting in the early years of rankings 30 years ago, "Wash U"—as most call… learn more

    Great Facilities, Heavy Undergraduate Arts And Sciences Focus, Research University, Undergraduate Professions Focus
  • Pomona College

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    550 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
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    The most selective of California's Claremont Colleges, Pomona deserves its place amid the top liberal arts colleges in the nation; however, it does have distinct… learn more

    Great Facilities, Baccalaureate College, Heavy Undergraduate Arts And Sciences Focus, Liberal Arts College

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