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Get to know your professors
Since class size is small, you have a chance to really know your professors. In most cases, your lecture instructor is also your lab instructor.

Conduct your own research
Picture yourself in a high-tech lab, or in the field collecting ecological data. At WestConn, all biology undergraduates -- and many graduate students -- do independent research under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Some student research is presented at regional or national meetings, or published in scientific journals.

Study in a nature preserve literally at your doorstep
WestConn maintains its own nature preserve of forests and wetlands on the Westside Campus. A number of biology courses and research projects use the preserve as a natural laboratory.

Prepare for a professional career
Many of our graduates have gone on
to medical, dental, or other professional and graduate schools. Others have found employment in regional pharmaceutical companies or environmental organizations. Co-ops are available as an introduction to the professional world. Many students also gain valuable experience working as student assistants in the department.


Contact the Biology Secretary at 203-837-8791 or by e-mail to arrange for a private tour of the Science Building.
Sit in on a lecture. Hang out with students in the Biology Club Room. Chat with a professor about your career dreams.

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