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Compass Roadmap | Biology


Begin Your Journey
First Year
Pursue Community
Second Year
Pursue Hospitality
Third Year
Pursue Calling
Fourth Year
Pursue Wisdom
Intellectual
  • Meet the faculty during Wildcat Week
  • Develop research skills in Cornerstone
  • Explore the life of Jesus and the New Testament church in BIBL 101 and 102
  • Complete Introductory Biology I and II (BIOL 121-124)

  • Attend Undergraduate Research Festival
  • Explore the Old Testament in BIBL 211
  • Survey the fundamental principles of genetics by completing BIOL 351: Genetics
  • Learn about the foundations of life in BIOL 312: Cell Biology

  • Engage in a Faculty-Mentored Research or Creative Project
  • Participate in information literacy Workshop
  • Attend a seminar about the intersection of science and faith

  • Present at the URCI Festival or other conference

  • Finish strong by completing your Capstone course - BIOL 497: Seminar in Biology
Spiritual
  • Experience Candlelight Devo during Wildcat Week
  • Participate in BioBuds, Wildcats for Sustainability and Research chapels
  • Participate in the life of a local church
  • Attend the Department of Biology fall dinner and dead day cookout
  • Engage in practices of meal fellowship, testimony and breath prayer

  • Participate in BioBuds, Wildcats for Sustainability and Research chapels

  • Participate in the life of a local church

  • Learn about service opportunities at the Local Missions Fair

  • Volunteer in the Abilene community

  • Engage in practices of intercessory prayer, pilgrimage and journaling
  • Participate in BioBuds, Wildcats for Sustainability and Research chapels
  • Participate in the life of a local church
  • Gain hands-on ministry experience on a Global Service Trip
  • Engage in practices of silence, spiritual listening and examen
  • Participate in BioBuds, Wildcats for Sustainability and Research chapels
  • Participate in the life of a local church
  • Receive and extend blessings to others at Senior Blessing
  • Experience Candlelight Sendoff
    Engage in practices of friendship, relinquishment and developing a rule of life
Personal
  • Take StrengthsFinder and reflect on how your results
  • Join a student organization
  • Identify a potential faculty, staff or older student mentor in the Department of Biology
  • Care for your whole person by developing a personal exercise prescription
  • Grow as a leader through ACU LEADS: Emerging Leaders

  • Take advantage of recreation opportunities on campus (Rec Center, intramurals, etc.)
  • Actively engage in a student organization
  • Connect with a faculty or staff mentor

  • Serve in a leadership role on campus
  • Lead in a church ministry or local service organization
  • Connect with a faculty or staff mentor

  • Serve in a leadership role and mentor future student leaders through ACU Leads
  • Lead a student club or organization
  • Attend the senior Biology dinner

Cultural
  • Attend events hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
  • Explore opportunities to study abroad at a Study Abroad interest meeting
  • Attend events hosted by the International Students Association (ISA)
  • Study Abroad in Oxford, Leipzig or Montevideo
  • Attend events hosted by the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action
  • Participate in a World Wide Witness summer internship
  • Apply to Fulbright Scholar, AmeriCorps, PeaceCorps or International Service Opportunity
  • Lead an OMA, ISA or Carl Spain Center event
Professional
  • Activate your Handshake profile and take the Career Explorer Inventory through Academic Advising & Career Services
  • Take the Career Explorer Inventory
  • Learn new creative possibilities through Creative U in the innovation foundry
  • Develop a resume and participate in a mock interview with Career Services
  • Get a summer job or internship - preferably related to your field of interest

  • Take the entrance exam for graduate or professional school
  • Identify faculty members who could write recommendations
  • Create a LinkedIn profile
  • Secure Letters of Recommendation
  • Finalize Résumé
  • Apply for employment or to graduate/professional school