What Can I Do With A Major In Biology?

Biology

The Department of Natural Sciences awards undergraduate degrees in biology with two areas of emphasis: cell and molecular biology or integrative biology.

The Cell and Molecular Biology degree program integrates the best practices of 21st century biology education through a combination of high quality coursework, exposure to current research through the literature and laboratory research experiences. The program provides the necessary tools for molecular biology and biotechnology related careers and is ideal for students who wish to pursue graduate school (molecular biology, biomedicine and forensics) or professional school (medicine, optometry, dentistry and veterinary medicine), as well as for students who wish to seek employment in research laboratories.

The Integrative Biology degree program covers integrating concepts in biological diversity, ecological interactions, developmental and evolutionary mechanisms, anatomical and physiological adaptations, and cellular and biochemical processes. This degree program provides students with the broad integrative training needed to pursue careers in such diverse areas as the health care professions, conservation, remediation, resource management and sustainability.


Career Opportunities

  • Agricultural Sciences Professor
  • Agronomist
  • Animal Breeder
  • Animal Scientist
  • Aquaculture Specialist
  • Aquarium Curator
  • Biochemist
  • Biological Technician
  • Biologist
  • Biology Professor
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biophysicist
  • Bio-psychologist
  • Botanist
  • Cellular Biologist
  • Clinical Lab Technician
  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Dietitian and Nutritionist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Disease Analyst
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Research Analyst
  • Epidemiologist
  • Field Biologist
  • Fish Hatchery Specialist
  • Food & Drug Inspector
  • Food Science Technicians
  • Geneticist
  • Hazardous Waste Management Analyst
  • Horticulturist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Industrial Waster Inspector
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Marine and Aquatic Biologist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Genetics Technician
  • Oceanographer
  • Optometrist
  • Park Naturalist
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Sports Physician
  • Toxicologist
  • Water Pollution Control Inspector
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Zoologist

Related Skills

  • Decision Making
  • Equipment Selection
  • Independent
  • Listening
  • Managing Time
  • Mathematics
  • Problem Solving
  • Quality Control
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reasoning
  • Science
  • Speaking
  • Writing and Authoring