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    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

      Massachusetts Institute of Technology Save

      77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA United States
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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 River. Tour guides explain how many Smoots it takes to ... learn more

      Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Yale University

      Yale University Save

      Woodbridge Hall, New Haven, CT United States
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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 see the Veritas. Thus was the Harvard-Yale ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • Stanford University

      Stanford University Save

      Stanford, CA United States
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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 Valley riches, as well as those with Olympic medals on their minds. In fact, given ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • Columbia University in the City of New York

      Columbia University in the City of New York Save

      West 116 St and Broadway, New York, NY United States
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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 of the past 20 years, Columbia now has single-digit selectivity. Its long commitment to the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • California Institute of Technology

      California Institute of Technology Save

      1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA United States
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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 well-known tech schools like MIT, Caltech stands out due to its small size and favorable student-to-faculty ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • University of Chicago

      University of Chicago Save

      1101 E. 58th Street, Chicago, IL United States
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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 Chicago is sometimes called "the place where fun goes ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • Dartmouth College

      Dartmouth College Save

      207 Parkhurst Hall, Hanover, NH United States
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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 league and its setting in a classic New Hampshire town, far from ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • Vanderbilt University

      Vanderbilt University Save

      2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN United States
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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 costs plenty. Great academics, southern charm, SEC football, and the bright lights of Music ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • Brown University

      Brown University Save

      One Prospect Street, Providence, RI United States
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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 leading to concentrations rather than traditional majors. The "choose your own adventure" ethos may contribute to ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • University of Pennsylvania

      University of Pennsylvania Save

      34th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA United States
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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 Arts and Sciences. Greek life and chants of "Let's Go, Quakers!" at spirited athletic contests contribute ... learn more

      Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Washington University in St Louis

      Washington University in St Louis Save

      One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO United States
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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 it—has attracted legions of students who have either fallen just short of the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Pomona College

      Pomona College Save

      550 N College Ave, Claremont, CA United States
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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 differences from the others in the top handful. Not as intensely competitive in intercollegiate athletics ... learn more

      Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College

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