Why study Biological Science

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By Tammy Irish

Biological sciences study life and living organisms, their life cycles, evolution, origin, adaptations, distribution, and environment.


 As a field of science, biology helps us understand the living world and how humans and many other species function, evolve, and interact. Advances in medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, and many other areas of biology have improved the quality of life.


 A biology major gives you an in-depth understanding of the natural world. It also helps you learn how to conduct research, problem solve, organize, and think critically. You'll find that graduating with a biology degree opens the door to many exciting job opportunities.


 You will be able to pursue many career avenues particularly within research, teaching, sales, and fieldwork roles. Biology students will have an excellent base to move into medicine, and many go into research laboratories or the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.


There are many different areas of study under the umbrella of biological sciences including biochemistry, microbiology, and evolutionary biology.