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Biology Major - What to look for in a college
My junior daughter is interested in majoring in possibly biology. She is not interested in a profession that interacts with patients but more in research or working in a lab or perhaps plant biology-- she's really just not sure at this stage, after all she is only 16 years old! Her father and I do not have careers in anyway related to science and just having trouble evaluating when looking at colleges if they have decent biology/science programs. Every school tries to promote themselves in the best possible light and when we look through the courses offered it's really hard to differentiate what constitutes a good program when we ourselves have no expertise in this area. The larger universities seem to offer a lot of different majors and opportunities but wondering about smaller or med LACs that may not offer as much but do offer more 1:1 attention from the professors. A good example of this is we visited Marist College and really liked the school but just not sure what to make of their science offerings as it's not one of their top majors. Any advice what to look for in Biology Depts would be so appreciated! Thank you!16 replies