Parasitology Studies is a major program that focuses on the scientific study of biological organisms living in ecologically exploitative and competitive relationships with host organisms, and the role of parasites in causing injury, disease, and environmental damage.
A major program in Parasitology Studies will likely include courses in vector biology, immunoparasitology, medical parasitology, molecular biology of parasitical associations, veterinary and comparative parasitology, chemotherapeutics, and ecological and systematic parasitology.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Parasitology Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Parasitology Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Parasitology Studies?
With a degree in Parasitology Studies, you likely will work in academia, government labs, agriculture, or the healthcare industry as a (but not exclusive to) lab technician, research technician, or program development.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Parasitology Studies:
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Society of Parasitology
- The World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
- National Center for Veterinary Parasitology
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