Each Career Guide highlights curriculum requirements, as well as skills and abilities that may be developed and applied through each course of study. To complement the academic information, a range of interesting occupational opportunities are listed as a starting point for considering how academic experiences may translate to professional work settings. The Career Guide series represents a collaborative effort between The Career Center and numerous academic units.
Students are advised by a combination of Undergraduate Biology Office staff and faculty concentration advisors. Advising topics include investigating concentrations, declaring a concentration, course planning, research and honors, concentration releases, graduate school and career advice. Students who are interested in the Program in Biology concentrations or academic minors should consult a general advisor during the freshman year, and are strongly encouraged to meet with a concentration advisor early in their academic career, but no later than the second term of their sophomore year. It is not necessary to complete every prerequisite before declaring a concentration. To make an appointment, go to the Program in Biology website at www.lsa.umich.edu/biology.
It is recommended that students with concentrations in Biology or General Biology give serious consideration to spending a summer at a field station, especially the University of Michigan Biological Station. The training and experience provided are particularly valuable for students interested in ecology, systematics, animal behavior, and evolutionary biology and are especially relevant to the EEB concentration.
The SBS is an organization of students at the University of Michigan who are interested in the Biological sciences. It is sponsored and funded jointly by the departments of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Our main initiative is to improve education in these areas, especially targeting lower socioeconomic areas of Southeast Michigan.
Students are encouraged to pursue independent research with faculty members in the Departments of EEB and MCDB. Under appropriate conditions, credit for this work can be included as part of the student's concentration program.
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