I have no idea about these Biology Concentrations.

<p>I'm majoring in Biology and as I was looking on my school's department website I saw that there are several concentrations to choose from. I don't know exactly what I want to do with my Biology degree. I don't want to go to medical school, I want to get my Ph.D in whatever I decide to specialize in (marine biology, neuroscience, zoology, etc.), but I don't know what that is yet. So I just wanted to get a basic degree in biology that would allow me to decide later on what I want to do, because right now I'm still figuring that out. </p>

<p>So here are the concentrations:</p>

<p>Biotechnology
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Comprehensive (?)
Ecology & Evolution
Education
Integrative Physiology
Microbiology
Pre-professional
Urban Horticulture</p>

<p>I have no idea which one best suits me. I was leaning towards Microbiology, but I don't want to limit myself to that if I decide to go in a different direction later. So my question is, what do these all mean? Well I guess I mean, what would I be able to do with each of these and which would be the best to choose for someone like me?</p>

<p>Come on, anyone know about this?</p>

<p>Not something a common CCer would know, especially since they can mean slightly different things in different schools. Don't you have any pre-major advisers assigned to you? You can also ask Biology majors in your college, or even professors.</p>

<p>How do you expect other people to tell you what YOU should concentrate in?</p>

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That sounds just fine. Believe me, graduate schools won't care about your what your concentration was; they will only care that you took courses appropriate to their program. So take interesting courses in fields that you think you might enter, and don't take the concentration decision too seriously. If you MUST fulfill a concentration, then do the one that is most flexible in allowing you to explore the classes you want to take.</p>

<p>You'll figure out what best suits you once you've taken a few semesters of bio courses. There is no way for you, or us, to know what you'll be interested in specifically. Also, choosing one concentration doesn't mean you'll be stuck in that field forever, you'll get a well-rounded bio education regardless of concentration, so for now just take courses that interest you, and worry about the specifics just yet.</p>