#4- The number four #MyMajorAtHPU is Biology. Within the context of the liberal arts environment, High Point University’s Biology Department provides students with curricular options that range from the generalized to the specialized, and that prepare them for a wide variety of post-baccalaureate goals (e.g., careers in field ecology or biomedical research; advanced studies in the life sciences; professional programs in the health sciences, such as medical school). Within our curricula, special emphasis is placed on science as a process, supported by a conceptual understanding of basic biological principles. To this end, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities are abundant, both within classrooms and teaching laboratories and through original research. As a result, our curricula foster within students not only the knowledge base, but also the critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills that prepare them for success in their future careers and for leadership roles within society.
Independent research is encouraged and supported, and students regularly present the results of their research on campus during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Works (URCW) Symposium and at regional meetings like the Association of Southeastern Biologists. An active Biology Club brings practicing scientists, recent graduates and other visiting lecturers to campus, organizes field trips, and sponsors service projects both on campus and off.
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High Point University also offers a minor in Environmental Studies.