Brigham Young University Reviews - Bachelor's in Biology
Brigham Young University is a wonderful school. The school provides very competitive programs that will prepare students to enter the workforce or to enter post graduate education. The professors all love their jobs and really care about the well being and success of their students. The campus life is great, there is always something going on where you can meet lots of great people. It is a religious school so there is no drinking alcohol so the type of partying is very different compared to other schools, which can be good or bad. I quite enjoyed the religious atmosphere myself! I would recommend this college to anyone and hope that my children will want to attend Brigham Young University someday!
Definitely a school focused on helping their students have opportunities to prepare for future career opportunities. I was able to participate in a program called "mentored research", which allows students to gain hands-on research experience including laboratory work, writing proposals and writing/proofing own research papers. It made a big difference in helping me decide my future career. Classes are competitive as a small percentage of applicants are accepted at the university, and sometimes this causes students to be too grade-driven (all about that "A" grade), which I recommend to not fall into this fallacy -- the purpose of an education is to learn it to remember it, and not just for exams. In all, it is a wonderful learning environment, top-notch faculty and incredible value for the tuition.
I enjoyed attending BYU. I was required to take a mixture of classes in both biology and education, and because of this the major is quite a long one. Some of the required classes seemed a bit arbitrary, like having to take Entomology but not any other specialty class such as Ornithology or Mammalogy. The pedagogy classes were for the most part beneficial, depending on the teacher. What I would have enjoyed more of was time in the middle and high school classrooms. We spent one semester in a practicum observing a teacher and then spend one semester in student teaching. It would have been nice to have a bit more. Overall thought I felt prepared to enter the workforce as a teacher and that my classes has been educational and practical.
BYU has a great atmosphere and a great learning environment. They promote not only education but good morals and values. It's in a beautiful location with lots of outdoor activities nearby.
Great experience. I graduated with no debt and was accepted to an Ivy League medical school.