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Why Biology?

Biology today encompasses a very broad range of knowledge, from atoms and molecules to large-scale ecological interactions. The program in biology at Moravian college emphasizes the importance of gaining an appreciation for, and some mastery of, all aspects of modern biology. This broad base of knowledge gives our majors the ability to succeed in all areas calling for biological expertise:

  • graduate study
  • teaching at all levels
  • academic research
  • government research
  • private institutional research
  • industrial research
  • science journalism
  • law
  • medicine
  • veterinary medicine
  • dentistry
  • optometry
  • other medical specialties
  • physical and occupational therapy

Health Professions

Many students come to Moravian interested in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or another of the health professions. Not surprisingly, many of these aspiring health care professionals choose to major in Biology — Moravian does not offer majors in "pre-medicine" or "pre-dentistry." To find out more about how a Moravian degree will mesh with these career paths, please contact the University's Office of Health Professions.