Medical Professional Shadowing Opportunities: Several local medical facilities offer shadowing opportunities for our students. If you need assistance setting up an opportunity, contact one of the professors in the Biology Department. Use the following links to learn about these opportunities:
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Columbia St. Mary's
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
(Froedtert, MCW, Community Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital West Bend)
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
(St. Joseph's, Elmbrook, The Wisconsin Heart Hospital, St. Francis, Franklin)
Biology majors interested in the articulation agreement with Carroll University's Physical Therapy program should also take CSC 100.
Course loads should be no more than 18 cr during the freshman and sophomore years and 16 cr or 17 cr in the junior and senior years to accommodate the demands of upper level courses.
During summer vacations, an internship or job in a field somewhat related to future career goals is highly recommended to obtain insight into the field and valuable experience and reference for graduate school and future employment.
Students scoring a 4 or 5 on the AP Biology exam will be given credit for BIO 201 Principles of Biology 1, but will be required to complete BIO 202 Principles of Biology 2 as a requirement for the Biology major or minor.
Students who are considering a biology major should meet with a professor in the department prior to planning their course schedule for the following year. This will allow more effective preparation for graduate school and future employment.
Students considering graduate school should initiate investigations of potential universities during their junior year. A great deal of information can be obtained from the Internet. These investigations should be followed by discussions with professors in the department. Graduate Record Exams and/or MCAT exams should be taken at the end of the junior year or early in the senior year. A summer research internship at a major university after the junior year is very valuable also.