You’ll find Hastings College Biology graduates working for the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 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.
Grow through challenging, valuable work
In our state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll develop skills so you will excel in biology careers. These skills include
- Understanding how external factors affect organisms
- Utilize varied methods of research to gather data
- Having a keen sense of accuracy and attention to detail
- Communication effectively with your peers to share findings
We invest in your potential for success wherever your Biology degree takes you, from medical school to graduate school or the workplace.
Go further with a Hastings education
At Hastings, you’ll immerse yourself in original scientific works while collaborating with professors and other students on unique research. As part of your senior seminar, you’ll present your research and demonstrate what you’ve discovered. Recent seminar topics included how teeth whitening products affect cells, what the increased production of switchgrass for biofuels may mean for the environment and what impact chronic exposure to radiation from high voltage power lines has on rodents.
Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!
Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!
Graduate with experience
At Hastings College, Biology majors serve one and sometimes two internships. Some expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad. Many take advantage of additional experiences and insights that inform and advance career options. Every biology major completes a research presentation to demonstrate what you have discovered. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings ready to succeed.
At every step in your path, you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College, and you won’t find it anywhere else.
All the extras aren't extra
No-cost study abroad — During your third year on campus, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?
Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.
iPad + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!
Get involved beyond the Biology classroom
- Beta Beta Beta (Biology honor society)
- Alpha Chi (Academic honor society)
In addition to these biology-related groups, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.
Find scholarships for Biology majors
Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings College. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus, you can earn talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics. Every student receives at least $11,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).
First employers for recent graduates
- Proctor and Gamble
- Mary Lanning Healthcare
- Rydell National Wildlife Refuge
- Great Lakes Research Center
- U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
- Boulder Community Health