Introduction to General Biology: This class will cover the introduction to general biology. If you are not familiar with the general concepts of general biology, this will be an easy course to learn. General Biology covers the topics of organisms, cells, reproduction, development, genetics, ecology, and the environment.
Introductory Level – If you have no prior background in the subject, this introductory level will give you an overview of the basic concepts that will help you build a solid foundation for understanding the subjects at the intermediate and advanced levels. You can choose to take the Introduction to General Biology course one year at a time or you can go on with two semesters at once. After you have completed the introductory course, you will be able to take the Intermediate Biology course, which is the first of five semesters that will help you complete your bachelor’s degree. In order to keep track of what you learned throughout the first five semesters, you can download an MP3 recording or download the information into a spreadsheet program, which you can use for reference as well as to keep track of the topics and how long each of them took you to complete. You can also use these programs to track your progress as you work your way through the graduate program in general biology.
Graduate Level – This is the final semester, where you will complete your bachelor’s degree. At this point, you will be able to begin a career in research or in teaching in an undergraduate institution. At the graduate level, you will be able to take classes related to the study of the biological sciences, which includes biology, physiology, psychology, molecular biology, etc. As an undergraduate student, you will also be able to take courses in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer science as well as elective courses in biology.
Once you have finished your undergraduate level in general biology, you can then begin a graduate program that will help you complete your doctorate level programs. At the doctorate level, you can become a professor at a university or research scientist. You will be able to apply for tenure and gain research funding as you continue your studies and work as a professor. You will also be able to enroll in research programs and publish your findings in peer-reviewed journals and books.
For students interested in pursuing a Doctoral Program in General Biology, a bachelor’s degree, preferably an associate’s degree, along with an undergraduate program in general biology is needed. It is recommended that you go on to complete both degrees because they are often related, and also because many of the courses required to complete a doctorate level program in general biology require both general biology subjects and mathematics, physics, chemistry, and other math-based courses.
There is also a Master’s Degree available in General Biology. This degree offers advanced education in the field of general biology.
An associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in biology is very useful for those who wish to become a research scientist, but want a more practical degree. A Bachelor’s degree gives the individual a solid foundation in the study of the biological sciences, along with the ability to write in a language other than English and to present a wide variety of research results. Many individuals who study biology earn a master’s degree, as it helps them advance their careers and to become faculty members of research institutions.