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Student Profile


Sarah Wilson

Class


Biology



To inquire about this program:
Dr. Amiel.Jarstfer | 423.869.6364 | amiel.jarstfer@LMUnet.edu

The biology program at LMU is a comprehensive four-year program in which students take a broad variety of life science and chemistry courses.

Special features


The program offers two tracts: 1) pre-professional for those students considering medical school, pharmacy, veterinary science etc. and 2) ecology for those students considering careers in conservation. Internships are available for those interested in conservation. Students in the undergraduate program complete a research project in their junior and senior year under the supervision of a science faculty member.

Four Year Plans


Biology Pre-Medical - Four Year Plan
Biology - Four Year Plan

Courses information


The curriculum includes courses in molecular genetics, integrated vertebrate anatomy and physiology, microbiology, ecology, biochemistry and molecular cell biology.

Biology minor


A minor in biology is offered. Many biology majors minor in chemistry.

The minor is designed to augment the education of a student pursuing a major in another discipline. Often this additional focus provides an extra edge in pursuit of a position in business or entry into law school.

Required course work (each course includes a lab)
BIOL 111, 112 General Biology I, II
BIOL 270 Ecology
BIOL 315 Molecular Genetics
BIOL 321 Botany, Fundamental
Jr-Sr Level Biology Elective 4  

Internship opportunities


Interns have been place with Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and Tennessee state parks.

Career opportunities


Many biology graduates have gained employment with conservation agencies, several graduates now serve as medical doctors and others as veterinarians.

Graduate/professional schools


Students have recently been accepted at the University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Austin Peay State University, Central Michigan, and DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Departmental clubs/organizations


Pre-Medical Club
LMU student chapter of The Wildlife Society