Major in Biological SciencesSeptember 5, 2021 2023-03-22 2:40
Major in Biological Sciences
Major in Biological Sciences
What are the Biological Sciences?
Biology, or the biological sciences , is the science of life. It is an extremely diverse field of study so MUIC offers several different modules (concentrations) within the overall Biological Sciences major. The diversity stems not only from the tremendous variety of life forms we share Earth with but also from the many levels of supra- and sub-organism organization, such as cells and ecosystems. Biological research thus encompasses perspectives from the planetary to the sub-microscopic. Though focused on a particular species, a biologist might choose to investigate many aspects of it: behavior, community relationships, the genetic mechanisms that shape form and functionality, how it has evolved and is evolving, or the intricacies of its cellular machinery. Many students are also attracted by the applications of such fundamental knowledge; applied biology looks to use scientifically valid knowledge to better manage the health and well-being of ecosystems, humans, animals and economies. Humans as stewards of Earth carry responsibility for ourselves and our planet.
What options will I have after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences?
Whether you choose to stay in Thailand or go abroad, you’ll be ready for many paths: Continuing your studies for a graduate degree (doctorate or master’s) in areas like Medicine, Bioinformatics, Dentistry, Veterinary Science or Pharmacy. Most fields of science require the specialization that an advanced degree affords. An M.D. Ph.D., D.D.S. and D.V.S. is your ultimate goal here, so be prepared for a few more years of study. MUIC also has Pathway Programs that can accelerate the conferral of an M.D or D.D.S. degree for the most highly qualified students. Developing and leading private sector projects in research and development departments Working as a specialist in customer relations, management and counseling in many health services companies, or in the scientific instruments industry. Founding and owning companies with technological products and services from genetic testing and ancestry tracing to home health care, health supplements, effective foods or personal sustainability. Working in the public sector to develop, enable or enforce conservation, health protection, regulation, or research programs or policy. Teaching at international primary and secondary schools, or be employed as a teaching assistant at any university. Being a research assistant in laboratories doing all kinds of biotechnology, biomedical, biodiversity, environmental protection or other types of research.
What about the Biological Sciences program itself?
MUIC Biological Sciences will expand and deepen your intellect and network. In your first year or two, you’ll pursue a rigorous and diverse general education curriculum with classmates from throughout MUIC; then you’ll dive deeply into core areas like genetics, biochemistry, ecology and cell biology during your middle years. During years three to four, most students choose to finish a specialized module (concentration); options include Biomedical Science, Ecology and Conservation, Health and Wellness, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. Everyone completes a final year research project and an entrepreneurship or internship to hone their practical skills. You will be fully prepared to begin, for example, your M.D., Ph.D. or D.D.S. degree, or entry-level professional work in the public or private sector.
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- Teaching career as assistants in the field of Biological Sciences at any academic institutes/universities, or as primary- and secondary-school teachers in the field of Biological Sciences at any international schools
- Research assistants in research institutes or on research programs/projects either in Thailand or abroad
- Working in Research and Development departments, in Scientific Instruments Trading and Services or in Customer Relations departments in both private and governmental sectors who deal with Biological products
- Continuing their studies for a higher degree or a professional degree in any fields of Biological Sciences, such as Bioinformatics, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Pharmacy, etc.
- Becoming the owner of companies that sell products and/or services in the field of Biological Sciences