New College’s Biology, BA degree offers students an opportunity to lead innovative on-campus research projects into global problems like cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, graduates of this program become leading candidates for graduate programs and in the scientific field.
The BA program in biology, with an emphasis in the natural sciences, examines the interdisciplinary nature of the life and physical sciences, focusing on the ways in which these disciplines intersect. The program's organization and flexibility allows students to simultaneously study another subject outside their major, and students are encouraged to add a minor or concurrent degree in another subject area.
Students gain hands-on experience as they work both in small groups and one-on-one with individual faculty members. Students may participate in cutting-edge scientific research by assisting in faculty research laboratories or even publish in top journals and present their results at regional and national scientific meetings.
Graduates are prepared for entry-level jobs in research, nonprofit, education and outreach organizations or for other roles in the life sciences and for related graduate programs.
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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Students have a wide variety of options, including pursuing graduate studies or seeking careers in areas that include:
- environmental management and conservation
- health professions
- laboratory research
- primary and secondary school teaching
- science advisement to businesses and government
- science writing
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||6%||$86,260|
|First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers||-8.2%||$44,880|
|Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||16.2%||$74,580|
|Biological Scientists, All Other||-0.4%||$74,720|
|Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||15.4%||$73,080|
|Climate Change Analysts||10.7%||$66,250|
|Clinical Research Coordinators||3.3%||$120,050|
|Postsecondary Teachers, All Other||9.3%||$62,330|
|Education Teachers, Postsecondary||9.1%||$59,720|
|Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||10.7%||$66,250|
|Environmental Restoration Planners||10.7%||$66,250|
|Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||8.6%||$77,470|
|Fish and Game Wardens||1.9%||$50,880|
|Fishers and Related Fishing Workers||$35,250|
|First-Line Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers||-8.2%||$44,880|
|Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||6.8%||$84,090|
|Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||8.7%||$81,780|
|Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists||1%||$94,030|
|Natural Sciences Managers||3.3%||$120,050|
|Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||19%||$90,210|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.8%||$56,310|
|Water Resource Specialists||3.3%||$120,050|
|Life Scientists, All Other||7.2%||$69,100|
|Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||8.3%||$79,930|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.9%||$54,940|
|Molecular and Cellular Biologists||-0.4%||$74,720|
|Dentists, All Other Specialists||8.5%||$170,110|
|Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||15%||$80,720|
|Farm and Ranch Managers||-1.9%||$68,050|
|Biochemists and Biophysicists||8.2%||$84,940|
|Soil and Plant Scientists||6.7%||$59,920|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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