Why major in Biology at Hastings College?
Do you find yourself asking “why” and “how” as you explore the natural world? If so, the Hastings College Biology Department is a great fit for you. In state-of-the-art facilities in our Morrison-Reeves Science Center, you’ll have unlimited opportunities to investigate those very questions, without fighting graduate students for lab time! You’ll engage with professors who are as inquisitive as you. They’ll invest in your potential for success wherever your Biology degree takes you, from medical school to graduate school or the work place.
How You’ll Grow
You’ll immerse yourself in original scientific works while collaborating with professors and other students on research. As part of your senior seminar, you’ll give a presentation about your research and demonstrate what you’ve discovered...about something you’re interested in! Recent seminar topics included how teeth whitening products affect cells, what the increased production of switchgrass for biofuels may mean for the environment, the range of lead contamination levels in venison and what impact chronic exposure to radiation from high voltage power lines has on rodents.
At Hastings College, we value experience outside the classroom and work with students to secure life-changing opportunities. You may find yourself interning at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the San Francisco Department of Health, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Lauritzen Gardens, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Meat Animal Research Center and the South Heartland Health Department. Opportunities to shadow and work with doctors, dentists, environmental researchers and veterinarians abound.
Through our active chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national biology honorary society, you’ll build your proposal writing, research and presentation skills as you compete against other biology students across the country for grant funding and awards. Many students collaborate with professors on research that’s later published in the Tri-Beta journal, Bios.
Where HC Alumni Go
A degree in Biology from Hastings College may lead you to medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University or other prestigious facility. Perhaps epidemiology at Emory University, food science at the University of Nebraska, a residency at the Mayo Clinic or plant ecology at Kansas State University is more to your liking?
You’ll also find HC graduates working for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, publishing articles in journals, teaching at all levels, researching breast cancer and serving as doctors, dentists, veterinarians and health professionals all across the U.S.
Why study at Hastings College? Because we’ll help you succeed.
How can you study at Hasting College? Apply today!