Why choose to major in biology?

Why choose to major in biology?As a biology major at LaGrange College, you will be studying life itself, from the subcellular to the organismal level. Your courses will prepare you to go on to graduate or professional school in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy, or pursue careers in a number of other fields.

  • A strong curriculum providing a firm foundation in fundamental topics in biology
  • A highly qualified and broadly trained faculty
  • One-on-one student/faculty interaction
  • Opportunities to work with faculty on independent, original research projects
  • Multiple field-study and laboratory environments, including a new cellular/molecular lab
What makes LaGrange's Biology Department such a standout?
Our student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1 and small class sizes provide you with the attention you deserve. There are also opportunities for out-of-class interactions, such as seminars, study and review sessions and informal gatherings. January Interim Term, LaGrange College's unique, month-long opportunity to pursue on-campus projects, independent study, internships or overseas travel, traditionally offers research-related trips to study the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands, the animals of Costa Rica or the biodiversity of the Apalachicola River basin.

The LaGrange Biology Department understands the value of internships and will help you find and apply for opportunities that provide practical experience in your chosen field.

Meet Biology major

Devin James
Devin James
Senior Devin James never considered himself much of a scholar.

"I wasn't that big into academics in high school and didn't have that great of a GPA," he said. "I just didn't have much that interested me."

That all changed when he arrived on the Hill. 
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Josh Cash
Josh Cash
Josh Cash has childhood broken bones to thank for his future career as a physician.

He played football, baseball, competitive paintball on the national level, and raced motocross when he was young, and inevitably found himself with broken bones in a certain orthopedic clinic in Newnan. He not only came away with several casts, but with a newfound friendship with his doctor and a keen interest in orthopedics.
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New careers in biology

One of the advantages of becoming a biologist is that your career can be combined with other interests, resulting in a number of new and exciting pursuits.

Research areas that continue to expand are those dealing with efforts to combat global climate change and our growing energy deficit. A degree in biology is exactly the foundation you need to make a difference in one of these new, important fields:

  • biodiversity monitoring
  • biotechnology
  • forensics
  • forest protection
  • pharmaceutical development
  • science illustration
  • science writing and communication