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Band-Aids worked for the boo-boos of your childhood, but for adult boo-boos (heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, cataracts, wrinkles, to name a few), better consult a doctor. If it weren't for advancements in the field of biology, we wouldn't be living past forty—our mid-life crises would be pushed up to our twenties. Yikes.

Let's say your dessert of choice is a nice slice of science pie with a big ol' scoop of altruism on top. Delicious. Well, Shmooper, your dessert preferences have landed you on the right page, because most biology majors end up helping people one way or another, whether it be as a doctor saving lives, a toxicologist testing chemicals, or a marine biologist studying the deep chasms of the sea.

If this sounds like you, make sure you pay attention to detail and have a mind that can work with high-class theories from calculus and physics. With those, a big heart, and a willingness to work long hours at the lab, you're all set.

Famous People who majored in Biology

  • Iron Chef Cat Cora
  • Josh Duhamel
  • Lisa Kudrow
  • Bryan "Dexter" Holland
  • Kevin Grevioux

Percentage of US students who major in Biology:

Biology: 1.44%, Biology and Life Sciences: 2.32%

Stats obtained from this source.