Major: Molecular Toxicology
Hello one, hello all! My name is Susie and I'm your Moltox peer advisor, ready to help you survive rite-of-passage classes like Bio 1AL, find the best shawarma sandwiches in Berkeley, and get you settled into the plushiest couches you'll ever find in the motherland of CNR.
I'm a Bay Area local who entered Cal as an undeclared L&S student intending on majoring in MCB. For the longest time I wavered on my plans after undergrad and so I did some hunting for other biology majors that would give me more flexibility with career options and class variety. With the help of my upperclassmen CNR friends and two enthusiastic peer advisors, I decided to transfer to CNR and declare in MolTox after my third semester. I met with the NST major advisor several times to work out a four-year plan with a pain-free coursework transition and prego! CNR became my home and I haven't looked back since.
What I like the most about toxicology is that it lets you branch out, both in specialty areas and career possibilities. As a biology major, you're more than likely thinking pre-health through clinical toxicology, but for those of you don't like scrubs, how about a career in forensic science or a biotech company, or studying environmental toxicology and working for the EPA? You can also consider applying for graduate school in areas of public health like biostatistics and epidemiology.
On top of that, CNR is the best college at Cal, hands down (possibly biased). Greatest number and variety of biology majors, extremely friendly and accessible major advisors, free printing, generally smaller class sizes, and have I mentioned the cozy couches in the student affairs office? Come to 260 Mulford and see for yourself!
Come talk to me if you have any questions regarding change of college, how to choose the best biology major for you, finding research on campus, or if you're feeling stressed about classes (unstressed is fine, even preferred, too!). Cal is a lot to take in, but we're here to break it down for you and make it the best four years yet-with icing on the cake!
You can find me on Wednesdays, 1-3pm in 260 Mulford, or shoot me an email at susiezhang at berkeley dot edu. Let's chat!