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Arizona State University is a great school with many amazing professors and research facilities. It is surrounded by the entirety of the greater Phoenix area, so there are so many opportunities for jobs and internships. ASU opens the door to so many possibilities.
I enjoyed my time at Arizona State University. I do believe I attended the school for a different reason than my peers. At the time, ASU was a known party school and had a reputation for drinking and partying, not its education. The only reason I attended was because I received a scholarship from the school and it was close to home. Although this was the case, I do not regret my decision the least bit. I actually learned a lot in my major and met some really awesome people.
Their classes only present information. This school does not help you in anyway to get a job in the field you studied. Also their Forensics program is nothing more then a joke. In one class the instructor gave the class material to read about Topac, including all the sexual street language and I thought it was very inappropriate and a very bad choice of material that didn't belong in an educational environment. Also, their Reach-trio program is worthless and needs to be trashed all together. This is just for starters.
I am in the online biochemistry degree because I work full time in a doctors office. I found it extremely difficult to be able to attend school full time as a ground student and still work because most of the classes and labs are right in the middle of my day. Arizona State University had come up with a full time online degree so I am able to continue to work full time and go to school at the same time. The advisors set up a schedule with classes to take during each semester so I can graduate in less than 2 years. It is very doable since I am an older person and have less energy than the typical college student.
Arizona State University was a great experience. Studying biology here from 2009-2013 was very useful in learning how to write, study, and promote myself to employers showing them that I put in the effort to obtain a college degree. With my biology degree, I was able to teach biology at the high school and university levels in schools in Colombia, South America for over 2 years. Without this degree, I'm certain that I would not have gotten the job. Some of my favorite courses were microbiology, evolution, vertebrate zoology, and the many electives that lead me to being able to studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. Their laboratories have lots of expensive and on the frontier of science equipment, especially once you are in the upper division labs. The only thing I wish my program would have done better was to require me to have some kind of internship or biology work outside of the classroom. Graduating with no work experience can be difficult and the degree alone will not guarantee you a job.
The biochemistry program at Arizona State University is a rigorous and time-consuming degree. Because ASU is the number one in innovation, there is a large focus on research. As such, many of the professors have laboratories that you may be able to work in as an undergraduate student. This step is critical to the process of getting a job in industry after graduation. The coursework is difficult, but the upper level professors really do seem to care about the success of their students, especially those that seek help when they are in need. I would recommend this program to anyone who likes a challenge and has a lot of initiative when it comes to their academics.
Based on my own knowledge and the knowledge of other college students at different institutions, I can proudly say that ASU is the most diverse and welcoming university that I know of. The University represents a community of innovators, and future leaders of the world and it is a constant learning experience being around so many great minds. Another great aspect of the school is the fact that it can be accessed at many different locations making it easier for those that cannot always get to a campus. Overall, my degree program gave me such a wide variety of biological science material to work with and learn from anything to genetics to adaptations of plants and animals. The instructors were always welcoming and made the classes enjoyable for anyone in the degree program. I definitely got my moneys worth and Arizona State University Polytechnic!
Arizona State University exceeded my expectations. I received my BS degree in Biological Sciences in 2014. ASU is a large university with over 70,000 students most of which are from out of state or out of country leading to a diverse student body. The faculty and staff is also made up of individuals with impressive backgrounds. Even with the large student body, finding a seat in a class is never an issue - professors are always happy to add students to class, this leads to reduced stress and on time graduation dates. The ease of advising is wonderful as well. There are plenty of resources to ensure you are on the right path and stay on the right path. Sun Devil pride is a real thing. Not only are you receiving a great education but there is also a sense of pride in attending football, basketball, baseball etc. games. I highly recommend ASU to any students considering it - it is a decision you will not regret.
During my undergraduate degree as an Applied Biological Sciences student at ASU I have had the pleasure of spending the majority of my time throughout my studies at the Polytechnic campus and in the field performing research. Attending the Polytechnic campus has been an incredible experience as I have had the opportunity to network with others who had similar interests to my career goals including both students and professionals in the field. Along with this, I have also been granted the opportunity to perform field work and research alongside esteemed wildlife biologists, who have also been instructors for my required courses through my degree, and have been able practice and learn invaluable skills related to my interests in wildlife biology. Also, due to the small size of this campus, professors and resources have consistently been helpful and accessible, allowing more opportunities for success as a student. However, many issues lie within the university as it has been apparent that the majority of support awarded to students is clearly directed towards those involved in the engineering programs with little or no support for biological sciences. Another issue that I have dealt with on multiple occasions has been with the advising department as my I have been given incorrect or no assistance applied towards my educational career. Additionally, I have been unimpressed with the lack of options for a focus on wildlife biology at this university as most of my course options have been directed more towards veterinary majors. With all that being said however, I am now on track to begin graduate school and am working closely with a professor who has proven to be an invaluable resource in assisting to improve my abilities as a student and professional. I am confident in saying that the knowledge I have gained towards my field of interest and that the opportunities that have been presented to me would not have been achieved elsewhere and because of this I feel great pride in the education I have received at Arizona State University.
Arizona State University is a very well-rounded university, it recently has won many awards including #1 in innovation. I feel ASU has provided me with an excellent education thanks to the professional faculty. There is an astounding amount of research opportunity which prepares you professionally and academically for any field post-graduation. As an alumni, ASU has kept in touch and continuously invites me to networking opportunities, so as you can see this school truly cares about its students and alumni.