Meet My Major: Biology

Recorded Monday, March 29 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Amanda May for the very first episode of Meet My Major! In this episode, Amanda will be going over the ins and outs of what it’s like to major in biology, including her favorite things about the major and things she didn't know before taking it. She'll also be going over the core requirements, typical course material, and skills you can expect to gain from studying biology.

Stop by for a bit to ask a few questions or stick around the whole hour to learn how you can navigate the biology major.

Your host

Undergrad College: Duke University '20

Major: Biology

Work Experience: Amanda has worked in four different research labs, two at Cambridge University (U.K) and two at Duke University. Additionally, Amanda worked as a tutor for Biology and Chemistry for several years and also served a sales manager for an apartment complex.

My Admissions Story: Amanda applied to colleges in both the UK and the US. After being accepted to Duke and visiting campus during the accepted students' weekend, Amanda knew that Duke was the perfect fit for her.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Amanda and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
34:27@anonymous:Were you a part-time or a full-time student?
35:09@benny:Is there a lot of math involved when majoring in biology?
35:46@anonymous:Is it a hard major?
36:27@meilistroud:So when you major in biology at like Duke, are all your classes generalized or can you pick like more specific classes that relate more to like animal conservation?
37:26@anonymous:what's the difference between biology and biological sciences?
38:20@anonymous:Do labs last until night or no?
39:15@stemcurious:Any recommendations on what hands on activities for summer at home to prepare for pre-med track?
40:02@benny:Do you have to take a lot of psychology classes In College?
42:01@meilistroud:Would you say that Duke provides the courses and opportunities to explore like a lot of different parts of Biology like animal biology?
43:18@vv.2022:Any tips for AP Biology class in high school, as I am taking right now, very overwhelming at the moment. Since you are doing a bio major, advice?
45:01@benny:Is there a such thing as forensic biology?
45:05@anonymous:what was your GPA?
46:02@stemcurious:What kind of labs for biology and chemistry can be done at home? Most summer programs are online.
47:21@benny:What does it mean to swamp?
48:07@meilistroud:Do you recommend any website or program to look at for internships or experience in biology for while I'm still in high school?
48:24@abbielynnn:what’s the difference between biology and chemistry and biochemistry?
48:57@anonymous:What about physics?
49:20@benny:When you said that you had to swamp something and then study the bacteria.
49:37@stemcurious:How can I get more familiar with the scientific research and methodology?
50:55@anonymous:If I want to be a dentist and I am doing biology as my major, do I still have to go through the same route as someone who wants to be a doctor?
51:30@Tacotruck:how do you choose a school specifically for bio major?
53:40@benny:Would going to a 2-year vocational school for biotechnology best prepare me for majoring in biology in college?
54:11@benny:What is biotechnology?
55:25@anonymous:is biology hard?
56:16@stemcurious:Does Duke offer any good summer programs for high schoolers?
57:11@abbielynnn:which major (bio, chem or bio chem) would be best for anesthesiology
58:14@abbielynnn:which major (bio, chem or biochem) would be best for anesthesiology


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