What Can You Do With a Degree in Biology?
Some of the students who major in Biology as Freshmen already have a career choice in mind. Some of these plan to attend a professional school to prepare for a career in one of the allied health professions, such as dentistry or medicine. Some plan to teach in middle school or high school. And some plan to go to graduate school to specialize in a particular field of biology such as wildlife management.
Some of our Freshmen Biology majors are still considering a variety of career choices. Some of these make a decision after meeting with recruiters from health profession programs such a Medical Technology. And some wait until they take General Biology to see what topics are most interesting to them.
Meet Some of Our Current Students
Jette Bundy, a junior pre-medical student from Rogersville, TN, is the recipient of the Dr. James Chapman Scholarship for 2010-2011. Jette is a biology major and health profession interdisciplinary studies minor with an outstanding academic record. Jette is a member of Tri-Beta and plays the guitar for New Nation, a worship leading band on campus. Jette has shadowed Dr. Mark Dalle-Ave, a general practitioner, at the Rogersville Medical Center and is employed in health information services at Wellmont Hawkins County.
Philip Bates is a senior pre-dental student from Knoxville, TN. He was selected to receive the Dr. and Mrs. Chris Mathews Dental Scholarship for the next year. As a biology major, Philip is an excellent academic student. In addition, he is a member in Tri Beta and Alpha Chi. Philip shadowed with Dr. Ashley Sullivan in Knoxville.
Meet Some of Our Graduates
Of the eight faculty currently in the Biology Department, three are Carson-Newman graduates: Bob Trentham, Matt Wilkerson, and Diane Hopkins. It says a lot about CN for so many of our grads to want to come back as professors!