Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Biology Degree Advice

Announcements Posted on
Post on TSR and win a prize! Find out more... 10-04-2014
Interview Discussion 30-01-2014
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I am just about to start a biology degree at Open University..... Whenever I look into science as a whole it's always Chemistry and Physics that are "respected" nothing is ever really said about biology. Is it a good degree? Is it as difficult as the other two?

    I hope to complete my ambition to become a teacher so not looking into research or anything like that.

    Thanks for the help/advise
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by kjglen24)
    I am just about to start a biology degree at Open University..... Whenever I look into science as a whole it's always Chemistry and Physics that are "respected" nothing is ever really said about biology. Is it a good degree? Is it as difficult as the other two?

    I hope to complete my ambition to become a teacher so not looking into research or anything like that.

    Thanks for the help/advise
    Hi, i did an honours degree in Biology. Amazing subject. As for being respected you will find that it is. It is an excellent Life Science subject and considered important by the top universities. They often ask for A level Biology and Chemistry to do medicine for instance. It is a very diverse field, some areas more challenging than others. You will no doubt cover all of them during your degree course, Marine, plant/animal phys, cell biology, mycology, enzymology etc. I did plant physiology for my honours year with a thesis on effects of calcium, potassium levels on stomatal aperture. The research areas are endless but if you are thinking of teaching its a great subject! You will love it once you start, like anything there will be some things which grip you and others you will find less stimulating. It is heavy on the information side and as for being easier than chemistry and physics it probably is in terms of maths requirements but thats about it! I think what matters most is to have a love of the subject. Good luck with your degree.
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by dbray)
    Hi, i did an honours degree in Biology. Amazing subject. As for being respected you will find that it is. It is an excellent Life Science subject and considered important by the top universities. They often ask for A level Biology and Chemistry to do medicine for instance. It is a very diverse field, some areas more challenging than others. You will no doubt cover all of them during your degree course, Marine, plant/animal phys, cell biology, mycology, enzymology etc. I did plant physiology for my honours year with a thesis on effects of calcium, potassium levels on stomatal aperture. The research areas are endless but if you are thinking of teaching its a great subject! You will love it once you start, like anything there will be some things which grip you and others you will find less stimulating. It is heavy on the information side and as for being easier than chemistry and physics it probably is in terms of maths requirements but thats about it! I think what matters most is to have a love of the subject. Good luck with your degree.
    Thank you so much, extremely helpful
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    It was a pleasure.
    • 12 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Biology is great to do if you enjoy it. It is a good degree

    Being difficult as the other two comes are face value really. All 3 are as hard as each other, someone doing physics would find parts of biology and so on.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    If you chose biology it is the area you will probably do best in. and be good at which will earn you your respect. wish you the best.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?

    this is what you'll be called on TSR

  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?

    never shared and never spammed

  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By completing the slider below you agree to The Student Room's terms & conditions and site rules

  2. Slide the button to the right to create your account

    Slide to join now Processing…

    You don't slide that way? No problem.

Updated: June 21, 2012
Article updates
Useful resources

Quick Link:

Unanswered Life Sciences Threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.