Why Major in Integrative Biology?
Students elect IB as a major for many different reasons. Here are some of the main ones:
Interest in the SubjectFor students who know only that they have an interest in the biological sciences but who do not yet have a concrete career goal, IB is a perfect foundation for all the possible careers that involve knowledge of biology. Biological study with maximum flexibility to specialize later is the hallmark of Integrative Biology.
Preparation for Advanced WorkMany students already know that they want to do graduate work in a field that is part of Integrative Biology. For those students, an IB major is the perfect choice for preparing themselves for graduate school.
Preparation for Professional SchoolMany students do enter college with an eye to a career in the health professions, as physicians, pharmacists, dentists, or other health professionals. A major in Integrative Biology provides the broad preparation that allows students to take maximum advantage of their advanced professional training.
Maybe you have other reasons for choosing IB, or maybe you aren't sure that the career prospects you can think of make it an appealing major. Learn more about IB Careers on our Career web page.