Advisement Resources outside of Biology
Biological Sciences majors study introductory biology, chemistry, and physics, and then select from upper level courses in a variety of specialized areas of biology to fulfill the major. Laboratory experiences contribute to understanding of how biologists study the natural world, and help make what is learned practical. Many majors choose to expand on the laboratory course experience with a
research project, which may culminate in a thesis and graduation with a
Degree with Distinction or with an
Honors Degree with Distinction.
In addition, Biological Sciences majors who would like to apply what they have learned to helping others to learn can enlist for a supervised
teaching assistant experience in an undergraduate laboratory course.
For students with a high degree of academic motivation, the department offers Honors versions of many courses, where class sizes allow deeper study and close student-faculty interaction.
Students with interests in Pharmacy or Dental School should make that known to the
Undergraduate Program Director who will assign an advisor with specific expertise.
The NUCLEUS Program in the College of Arts and Sciences is an undergraduate academic support services program that helps the university retain and graduate students. NUCLEUS provides a supportive environment at the University of Delaware that encourages academic success and professional development.
Student Support Services Program
Student Support Services Program provides academic assistance, personal support, cultural enrichment, and individual support for eligible undergraduate students. Its primary objectives are to assist participants to maintain good academic standing, to persist in college, and ultimately to graduate from the University with a baccalaureate degree.
Center for Counseling & Student Development
Center for Counseling & Student Development helps students figure out an appropriate major or career by assessing their interests, abilities, and values. They also have a career library that provides information on over 850 occupations.
Web Advisement Tools
Biological Sciences Career Exploration Links
Biology Major Resource Kit at the Career Services Center lists sources of information about occupations and educational programs. A search of this page is an excellent starting point for identifying your interests and finding out how to be prepared to pursue the biology-related career of your choice.