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BIOLOGY majors have pursued career areas in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, clinical laboratories, and graduate programs.
Biology has been the largest major at Judson College for the past several years. Students appreciate the intensive career counseling programs of the department and the personal education that they receive in the major. Biology majors have been extremely successful in fulfilling their career goals. A long-standing tradition of achievement by biology majors has paved a road for future students who attend Judson College.
Biology instruction and course work at Judson is technology-centered. Computers in the Ford Computer Laboratory have Internet and World Wide Web access in addition to course software and student e-mail access. The newly constructed Lowder Science Building has a modern molecular biology laboratory which is equipped with all of the instruments needed to teach and learn the important procedures of contemporary science.
The Biology Department sponsors several community outreach programs. Judson Science students teach high school students about molecular and environmental biology including trips to the Cahaba River and to Perry Lakes Park.
Numerous leadership opportunities exist in the sciences and in the Biology Department. Participation in the Science Club and Judson's chapters of the Cahaba River Society allows students to develop professional skills while they learn about science and serve their school, department, and natural heritage.
The Kappa Sigma Chapter of Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society is an outstanding organization that honors biology majors and minors at Judson. Membership in Tri-Beta requires a minimum of a 3.0 GPA which must be maintained for active membership.
Biology majors who demonstrate academic abilities and talent are often invited to work as laboratory assistants in the department. Their undertakings include preparing lab sessions, helping students during lab, and becoming proficient as a worker in the laboratory. Eleven students are presently working in the Science Division.
In addition to an outstanding selection of basic courses, the Biology Program offers exceptional and unusual courses such as Instrumentation, Endocrinology, Ornithology, Water Chemistry, and Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica.
The Biology Department sponsors numerous interesting field trips, off-campus educational experiences, and fun times. Biology faculty and students routinely canoe the local rivers, take study trips to the Gulf Coast (Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory, Weaks Bay Nature Preserve, and Gulf Shores National Wildlife Refuge), and maintain the bird list for our local Park.
Furthermore, Biology students maintain Alabama Water Watch monitoring stations on the Cahaba River. This community service activity provides students with research experience and contributes to a major conservation effort to preserve the last free-flowing river in Alabama.
At Judson College, Biology students receive an educational experience that molds them into more well-rounded, environmentally-aware, and scientifically adept women.
* For further information, contact:
Dr. Thomas Wilson