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Biology: The passion, the subject, the major.

This is a calling to all biology-loving students to learn all about it and the path to it. As we know, biology is the study of living organisms but where did biology start? How do we pursue the jobs we want involving biology? I'm hoping you leave this post with a little more insight and knowledge of biology!

The history of biology traces the study of the living world from ancient to modern times. Although the concept of biology as a single coherent field arose in the nineteenth century, the biological sciences emerged from traditions of medicine and natural history reaching back to ayurveda, ancient Egyptian medicine, and, the works of Aristotle and Galen in the ancient Greco-Roman world. (via Of course, now we know that we have amazing technology to assist us now and in the future.

"But how will I get a career in biology?" For the American schooling system, you need a broad understanding of biology. Personally, I think taking AP bio, AP chem, and AP calculus or just a higher level of math will help with the grades portion of getting into college. With the British system, you can take A-level biology, A-level chemistry, and A-level math [these can also apply to GCSEs/igcses].

"I've gotten into college/university and have now finished, What now?" Well, there are two options, There going into medical school as some people view biology as a pre-med major. [although you do need to finish the prerequisites in order to apply] You have a vast range of options when it comes to what path you want to pursue with a biology degree including medicine and healthcare, scientific research, education, and environmental science! (via

"I'm getting great grades, but what do I do about extracurriculars?" Not to worry, extracurriculars aren't very hard to find. there are many programs offered by prestigious universities/colleges such as MIT, Harvard, and more. if you are truly planning to continue with biology I suggest getting an internship at a local lab or an environmental program depending on what specific path in biology you want to pursue. I also suggest getting into clubs/ECs that correlate to your future career such as the health club if you want to join medicine. There are also many opportunities to connect with people that have the same interests as you do such as the world of women in STEM community!

Overall, I believe that every journey is different and this blog post isn't a guarantee that it'll work but with the information I've gathered from high school graduates I know and online research, this will give you a solid chance at getting into a good biology college/university program!

Career in Biology: Pros, Cons & Job Opportunities. (n.d.). Joblist | Joblist.


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