Department of Biology Possible Careers


The career choices for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology is limited only by the graduate’s imagination. Our biology majors have successfully obtained careers in Health Care, Federal and State Government, Industry, Law and Education.  While some of these career paths require training beyond the baccalaureate degree, the Biology major provides a solid foundation for graduate training and professional training, as well as the knowledge and technical skills necessary for careers that require interpersonal skills and technological capabilities. The list below includes some of the more popular career paths for Biology majors, but is by no means exhaustive.

Health Care

Biomedical Research
Chiropractic Medicine
Dental Assistant
Dentistry
Health Care Administration
Nursing
Optometry
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Podiatric Medicine
Public Health
Veterinarian
Veterinarian Assistant

Government

Center for Disease Control technician
Ecologist
Environmental Science
Food Safety Inspector
Forensics
National Institutes of Health technician
Public Policy
Research Analyst
Sanitarian
Toxicologist

Industry

Biochemist
Biological Safety
Consultant
Microbiologist
Molecular Biologist
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
R & D technician

Education

Middle school or High School science teacher
Liberal Arts College Professor
Professional School Faculty Member (Medical School, Osteopathic Medicine, etc.)
Laboratory Instructor
Researcher