Major in Biology, Zoology, Life Sciences or Science Education
Every day, science surprises us with new discoveries — and new people who are making those discoveries!
For students who enjoy thinking beyond what other people have thought, asking questions, designing and doing research projects, collecting and interpreting data, a career in the biological sciences field may be the best choice for them.
Olivet wants all students to succeed. Students are held to the highest standards by faculty and staff as they receive the education, training and mentoring they need. As Olivet graduates, students exceedingly prepared for entrance into graduate school, medical school, dental school or whatever next steps they plan to take in order to reach their career goals.
As undergraduates, Olivet science majors get to explore mysteries of the human body that are typically reserved for study in graduate school and beyond. Because of professors who want to provide quality learning experiences, Olivet science grads are excelling in grad school and their careers. Students benefit from hands-on learning in excellent laboratories, mentored and supervised by faculty members. Modern scientific tools for use by undergraduates include spectrophotometers, centrifuges, video-microscopy, analytical balances, electrophoresis systems, CRISPR-cas9 and an inverted, fluorescent capable microscope. There are opportunities to use the Greer Botanical Greenhouse and learn anatomy by dissecting human donors under the supervision of surgeons — unique among undergraduate programs. A newly purchased real-time PCR will allow biology majors to do campus wide Covid screening and will be an invaluable research tool for years to come.