Biologists study all living things, from plants and mammals to microscopic single-cell organisms. They help us do vital things such as fight disease, protect the environment, conserve nature, and increase the world’s production of food. A wide variety of careers are open to biology graduates. Many of those who study biology at La Sierra University go on to health-related careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, or physical therapy. Others go into teaching, forest or park service, fish and wildlife management, biomedical sales, environmental safety, research, or medical technology. Classrooms are not the only locations in which students learn at La Sierra. Our professors are active in research and involve students as well. Recent student research has investigated a newly discovered species of gecko, the effects of alternating electric current on brain tumor cells, and the DNA of 3,000-year-old human bones. Students may also have an opportunity to join a professor in field research or to study during the summer at the Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory.