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The Biology Program at EOU offers the student a choice of two tracks, one in Ecological Biology and one in Pre-health Profession and Molecular Biology.
The Biology Program offers two options for specialization in biology. After completing a core curriculum, students select from two concentrations, Pre-health Profession and Molecular Biology or Ecological Biology. Both tracks offer preparation for continuing professional educational programs in medicine, vet medicine, other health fields, natural resources management or education.
Biology faculty at EOU have continuing research programs in which undergraduate students play an important role. Students engage in the process of scientific publication and presentation at professional meetings. Eastern Oregon University also provides opportunities for student publication in the Eastern Oregon Science Journal, and hosts an annual Spring Symposium for formal presentation of research results through talks and posters. Some scholarship funding is available for student research endeavors.
Many opportunities are available to students for internship or practicum experiences. Faculty facilitate placement of student interns within the local health network, natural resource agencies, or other partner organizations. Internships can be arranged to meet most student interests and preprofessional needs, and students may receive academic credit for these experiences.
“I took every opportunity I could to be more involved on and off campus. Being an officer of multiple clubs helped develop my leadership skills and broaden my network.”
Philip Deenik, '16Chemistry, BiologyPh.D. Candidate, University of New Mexico
Biology degree programs are designed to provide essential preparatory coursework for students expecting to continue into professional programs in a wide variety of fields. Specialized academic advisers work with students to help insure successful transition into these fields. The Pre-Professional Health Club assists students with interview skills, job-shadowing, and other aspects of professional development.
Our faculty bring real world experience to a small classroom setting giving students the one-on-one attention needed to foster excellence in academics.
The Biology Club provides students with a fun way to meet other students with similar interests. The club engages in community service projects, such as the annual Girls in Science and Lego First Robotics events at EOU and the Ladd Marsh spring bird festival. Students organize social gatherings and field trips, based on current club interests.
The Ecological Biology track prepares students for careers in Natural Resource Management (especially with government agencies such as the Department of Fish and Wildlife or Forest Service) and Science Education, while the Pre-health Professions and Molecular Biology track prepares students for careers in a myriad of health related professions or biomedical research.
In addition, the varied interests of the Biology faculty provide high quality research opportunities for undergraduate students needing these experiences to gain entry into medical and health professional schools or graduate research programs.
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