The Biology Program at Oberlin College

Currently residing in Michigan, Andrew Whiteman recently graduated from Ohio’s Oberlin College. A graduate of the school’s biology program, he plans to work in the field. Andrew Whiteman now volunteers with Michigan’s premier zoological park, the Detroit Zoo.

The Biology Department at Oberlin College applies a three-pronged philosophy towards teaching its students the life sciences. In the classroom, students learn about fundamental biological concepts and theories. Instructors further train them in critical thinking and skills related to the scientific method. As they progress through their studies, participants discover how biology relates to other sciences, culture, and the world as a whole.

In addition to classes, Oberlin College understands the importance of practical experience. Students can join faculty members in performing their research, which currently involves such varied life forms as bacteria, crayfish, nematodes, aquatic plants, and more. Moreover, individuals can receive summer study positions with the school’s marine and inland field stations or with outside organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, hospitals, other universities, or private companies.

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