Biology in the Real World

Kettering’s Applied Biology program places a strong focus on the molecular and cellular levels. It is intellectually rigorous, heavily lab oriented, and includes significant hands-on experience gained from laboratory classes, undergraduate research, and participation in the required cooperative education program.

Unlike other biology programs, Kettering's Applied Biology program requires students to obtain a strong science background by taking courses in math, chemistry, and physics. They take calculus I & II, two biostatistics courses, and an introductory physics course with lab.

Research From Day One

Kettering’s professors teach students the fundamentals of biological and chemical properties and interactions as well as providing them with opportunities to perform experiments with instrumentation not used by most undergraduates.

Every Kettering senior also completes a thesis project which addresses a specific problem challenging their employer. Applied Biology majors are further required to perform one or two terms of faculty-directed research. Much of this research is presented at national scientific meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals. This pairing of research and professional experience ensures Kettering graduates an education second to none.