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
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.
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.
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.