Colleges with good programs in biological sciences?





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By Nop86 (Nop86) on Saturday, September 13, 2003 - 01:53 am: Edit

I'm looking for colleges with a good program in biological sciences (e.g. biochem, molecular bio NOT just bio). I find liberal arts colleges very attractive because of the academic balance they seem to offer but the ones I've come across so far only give BA degrees, not BS. This, being an international student could be a problem for me. Any suggestions on LAC's offering BS degrees or with very strong programs? Or any suggestions on other colleges with strong programs? So far I'm considering Cornell, Brown, Tufts and perhaps Yale.

Thanks :)

By Liljay (Liljay) on Saturday, September 13, 2003 - 05:20 pm: Edit

Theres university of Michigan but the schools u have down so far are the best in the nation so dont expect to come across to many better than those

By Nop86 (Nop86) on Saturday, September 13, 2003 - 10:49 pm: Edit

Could you suggest any that could be second tier choices? How about LAC's?

By Xtech (Xtech) on Saturday, September 13, 2003 - 11:08 pm: Edit

Johns Hopkins has a great biochemical engineering program, best in the nation. That being said it's extremely competitive to get into.

By Haon (Haon) on Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 02:20 pm: Edit

Williams has a very good bio department among LACs. I wouldn't consider it a second-tier school however...

By Nop86 (Nop86) on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 02:53 am: Edit

Williams, Wesleyan, Swarthmore all seem to have good bio departments and are very appealing BUT they offer only B.A degrees not B.S which is why I can't consider them...and which is why I'm looking for LAC's offering B.S degrees.

By Obh100 (Obh100) on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 03:24 am: Edit

Penn State, Rutgers are two tier 2 schools that have decent science programs...

By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 12:52 am: Edit

Why can't you get a BA?

By Nop86 (Nop86) on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 03:14 am: Edit

I'm an international student. A BA degree in science is not really recognised here and may create problems if I have to do my post-grad here (Asia).

By Perpendicular (Perpendicular) on Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 11:31 am: Edit

where in Asia are you from?

By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 03:31 pm: Edit

Look at these schools as well: Bates, Franklin and MArshall, Emory, Oberlin, Reed, Rhodes College (TN), U of Rochester, Union College.


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