So, you want to be a biologist? Then welcome to the William Jewell College biology department! We are excited that you’re here. As you begin your college career and your biology major you will find that your life in college, the ways you interact with course material, and the scientific pursuit as a whole is different than you expect.  In some cases this will be a great and wonderful discovery, and in some cases this may be disappointing or disorienting.  The goals of this course are to introduce you to a community of peer and departmental support, and to give you the tools to think about who you are in relationship to the exciting and wonderful endeavor of science.

Through completion of this course you will:

  • Become familiar with the structure, philosophy, and community of the William Jewell College biology department
  • Reflect on the nature of the scientific endeavor and the scientific profession, and relate these to your own personal identity and goals