Careers in Biology

Biology majors are well prepared for an exceptionally wide range of careers and we encourage students to begin exploring their own interests, motivations, and goals as soon as they enter our program. Many of our graduates enter professional schools to train as doctors, dentists, optometrists, or pharmacists. Others have gone to graduate school, obtained M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees, and are now working in fields such as agricultural biotechnology, environmental law, and medical genetics. Others have become teachers, policy makers, software engineers for medical research companies, and veterinarians. For interested students, rewarding careers beckon in many other professions, including conservation biology, environmental consulting, forensic science, landscape architecture, pharmaceutical sales, and scientific journalism to name just a few.