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    Plan on Attending Graduate School 

    Recommendations for Students Planning on Attending Graduate School 

    • Start preparation early. Get information on the requirements, which vary from one school to the next, but almost always require that you take the GRE and have certain courses in your background. Fliers are posted in hall and a current copy of Peterson's Guide is in the departmental office.
    • Talk with faculty members about interests and career objectives. They can often guide you to the right places and provide helpful pointers on admissions.
    • Prepare for the GRE. Take a review course or purchase a guidebook from a bookstore. Practice taking the test. Many graduate schools are requiring minimum scores before they will consider you. There has been a pattern of emphasizing ecology and population genetics on the recent versions of the advanced test in biology. You should therefore plan to take these courses.
    • Some courses are vital for receiving serious admission consideration. Take courses related to your specific field. Talk with members of the faculty. We are glad to help.
    • Obtain some research experience, either at Wofford or through an off-campus program. You may be able to work out an Interim project at a research laboratory. Also, various universities offer summer programs. Information about these programs is posted in the hall, or you can inquire in the office.

    Senior Year 

    • two, 4-hr. biology courses
    • electives
    • apply to medical schools by September 15
    • apply to graduate programs by appropriate deadline

    You Also Need 

    • one course in calculus or statistics
    • additional math, computer science
    • clinical experience, taken the January interim of your sophomore or junior year

    Biology Electives 

    • Fall Courses - 4 HR
      • > Microbiology: 324
      • > Physiology: 342
      • > Plant Kingdom: 360*
      • > Field Biology: 370*
      • > Field Botany: 372*
       
    • Fall Courses - 3 HR
      • > Intro. to Research: 250*
      • > Evolution: 399
      • > Human Genetics: 421*
      • > Advanced Cell: 433*
       
    • Spring Courses - 4 HR
      • > Developmental: 332*
      • > Anatomy: 340* / 440*
      • > Histology: 344
      • > Ecology: 382*
      • > Freshwater Biology: 386
      • > Adv. Molecular : 436*
      • > Neurobiology: 446*
       
    • Spring Courses - 3 HR
      • > Developmental: 331*
      • > Scientific Literature: 351*
      • > Marine Biology:385
      • > Immunology: 423
      • > Neurobiology: 445*
       

    *alternate years

    Special topics courses are occasionally offered; most are three-hour classes. You may also receive hourly credit for independent research.

    For more information on Graduate Programs in health fields, go to http://webs.wofford.edu/mossre/health.htm.

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    Wofford Biology Graduates

    Many biology majors choose to go to graduate school after completing their degree at Wofford. The rigorous academic programs here, coupled with the support that students receive from faculty and staff means that Wofford biology majors have had great success both being accepted to and completing degrees at a range of graduate schools including:

    • Campbell Osteopathic Medical School
    • Clemson University
    • Converse College
    • Cornell University
    • Emory University
    • Georgetown University
    • George Washington University
    • Georgia State University
    • Indiana University East
    • Kennesaw State University
    • Medical College of Georgia
    • Medical University of South Carolina
    • NOVA Southeastern University
    • Presbyterian School of Parmacy
    • Southern College
    • The Ohio State University
    • Trevecca
    • University of Alabama Birmingham
    • University of California - Irvine
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Missouri - St. Louis
    • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
    • University of Oklahoma - Norman
    • University of South Carolina
    • University of South Florida
    • University of Texas at San Antonio
    • University of Tulsa, OK
    • University of Washington
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Wake Forest University
    • Winthrop University¬†