At Western, Biology is taught from a perspective that integrates the subcellular, cellular, organism, community and ecosystem levels. Students receive essential hands-on experiences in our innovative laboratory-only course, emphasizing student input into design and techniques. Our students are prepared to work on instrumentation such as GC, HPLC, refractometers, pH and conductivity meters.
Western biology students are particularily well suited to support industry needs as interns in Manufacturing, Production, Food Science, Pharmaceutical and Agricultural industries.
Leverage Our Students' Technical Skills
|Product quality control|
|Identification and use of biological control agents, biofertilizers, or organic amendments|
|Environmental compliance approvals, assessments and permits|
|General lab duties - cleaning, washing, inventory, preparing for experiments, etc.|
|Biological assays - pipetting, DNA/RNA/protein preparation and assessment|
|Data analysis including statistical analysis|
|Report research and writing - some students have also assisted journal manuscript preparation|
|Field sampling and data collection|