For Morris biology majors, there's a lot of life after school
Biology and the other laboratory science disciplines at Morris have a strong track record of preparing students for science careers. It is extremely common to hear Morris alumni say they were the more prepared than their classmates in graduate or medical school. In fact:
- Morris graduates medical school acceptance rate is nearly 70 percent—the national average is 45 percent.
- Morris graduates score 39 points better than the national average on the biology GRE subject test.
- Almost 75 percent of Morris biology majors are employed in a biology-related field.
- Compared to 45 percent of all Morris alumni, 62 percent of biology graduates pursue graduate and professional school (27 percent directly after graduation).
- In the past five years, Morris biology majors who also earned teaching licenses have been placed across the state of Minnesota, including the Henning, South Washington County, Norwood, Prior Lake-Savage, and Mora public school districts and a variety of private and charter schools.
University of Minnesota, Morris science alumni have completed graduate degrees at many of the most prestigious universities in the United States. Examples include:
- Brown University
- Cornell University
- Duke University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Mayo (medical and graduate)
- Stanford University
- University of California Berkley
- University of California Davis
- University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
- University of Michigan
- University of Texas, Austin
- University of Wisconsin, Madison
Morris biology graduates achieve acceptance rates 20-30 percent above the national average at prestigious medical schools like:
- University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- University of Minnesota, Duluth
- Duke University
- Temple University
- Chicago Medical School
- University of Iowa
- University of Nebraska
- University of South Dakota
- University of Wisconsin
Popular graduate program career paths include:
- medical research
- veterinary medicine
- physical therapy
Morris biology majors enjoy great success in professions including medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, education, nutrition, and natural resource management.
- Medical school acceptance rate: 65 percent (74 percent for B+ students and up). The national average is 45 percent.
- Morris biology majors are highly sought by prestigious employers like the Mayo Clinic.
- Morris trained biology teachers are found at high schools throughout the state. The campus education program allows our majors to gain a teaching certificate before graduating.
- Recent alumni have gone on to graduate school in forensic science, forestry, microbiology, neurobiology, nutrition, science museum curation, and a variety of other fields.
- The biology major at Morris prepares you for fast growing, well paying careers:
Projected growth by 2016 (percent)
|Salary in Minnesota||Nationally||In Minnesota||Media 2007|
|Biology Teacher (high school)||23||23||$52,800|
|Environmental Science Teacher HS||23||23||$56,000|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections.
Growth projections are for 2006-2016.
The "average" projected career growth rate is just shy of 10%--all except "dentist" on the above list are classified as having demand growth of "faster than average" or "much faster than average"