Ronnie Irwin Biology: Health Science Biology Tennessee Tech. University Cookeville, TN
Health Science Biology • My name is Ronnie Irwin. When starting out at Tennessee Tech. I realized I was interested in the human body and how it works. For the first few semesters I was a pre-med major and had no idea what I should get my degree in. Until recently I figured out that I should major in Biology with a concentration in Health Science Biology. I generally don’t do to well in chemistry classes so I thought I couldn’t go well with majoring in something that interests me and also doesn’t require many chemistry classes. • With this major I was going to either go to pharmacy school or medical school, but a change of heart I have decided to become a paramedic. With my concentration in health science I believe that could aid me in my job, and I also believe that I could work on my masters degree and possibly teach a biology class at a school near my parent’s home. • After taking Bio 1000 I have realized the many possibilities with people with the Health Science Biology concentration. It has opened me up to many suggestions as well as helping me decide to become a paramedic rather than going to pharmacy or med. school. It as also showed me there are many other things I can do as well with a Health Science Biology concentration. Many of those things include working for the state, teaching, or pursing education deeper into my interest.
Interest in Biology Professional Organizations/Clubs • Beta Beta Beta While at Tennessee Tech I would be interested in joining the Tri-Beta Biology Honors society. If I ever got further into research here at school this organization may publish my research in their newsletter. With conventions annually and meetings regularly I would be able to meet fellow students interested in the same field of biology as I am.
Internships an/or Cooperative Programs Biscayne National Park http://www.thesca.org/ci_view.cfm?positionCode=BSNP8-1 Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge http://www.thesca.org/ci_view.cfm?positionCode=AMNWR8-2 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park http://www.thesca.org/ci_view.cfm?positionCode=HVNP1-7
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