Question by  jimmay (19)

What education is required to become a biology scientist?

I would also like to teach in that field.


Answer by  John (9008)

All biologists have a Ph. D. This is a doctoral degree, and a bachelor's and a master's are prerequisites. Most biologists who do research work for universities and have teaching responsibilities. Becoming a scientist is very difficult, and takes around a decade or so of schooling. It is actually much quicker to become a medical doctor.


Answer by  lou (792)

A Master of Science degree is the minimum requirement to become a biologist. This degree will allow you to teach at the community college level, but not at the university level. That requires a PhD. You will also need to specialize at the Master's level.


Answer by  RN2be (138)

Depending on where you are and what sort of organization you want to go into, you would need at least an undergraduate degree in Biology. In college you can usually start researching with a professor. If you want to teach, you would need minimum a Master's in either Biology or Education.


Answer by  lalagirl (83)

To become a biology scientist, one needs a minimum of a college degree in Biology. Most colleges, including state colleges, offer well-developed programs for students looking to become teachers in biology. In addition, one may pursue a PhD in order to teach at a college level.

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