Why Biology at E&H?

Biology students in anatomy lab.

Hands-on learning

When you major in Biology, you get a broad background that prepares you well for a variety of career fields.  In addition, you are immersed in project-based learning through lab-based classes and independent research projects.  Many of our students develop their own research projects and work closely with professors who mentor their investigations. 

Where our students go after graduation

About one third enter the workforce, as educators, research assistants, veterinary technicians, zoo assistants or in conservation biology or wildlife rehabilitation.

Graduate and professional programs to which our students have been accepted:

  • medical virology
  • cancer biology
  • biological sciences
  • nutrition
  • dentistry
  • medicine (M.D. or D.O.)
  • nursing
  • occupational therapy (O.T.)
  • optometry
  • physician assistant studies (P.A.)
  • pharmacy
  • veterinary medicine

Graduate schools which our students have attended:

  • Virginia Tech
  • ETSU
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Tulane University
  • Mercer University
  • University of Pikeville
  • University of Leicester (U.K.)
  • University of Liverpool (U.K.)
  • Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences