What Can I Do With This Degree?

Our graduates find that they are strong candidates for advanced study due to the rigor of our curriculum. Most of our graduates complete graduate or professional programs before entering the workforce.

In the Workforce

  • Research and development: Graduates can investigate new species, elucidate biochemical pathways for curing diseases or promoting health, conduct research in molecular genetics and perform field studies in forests, rivers and deserts.
  • Environmental conservation: From research to safety to policy-making, graduates can play a huge role in educating and caring for the environment.
  • Health professions: Graduates are well prepared academically for the rigors of the health professions.
  • Public health and epidemiology: Graduates can investigate disease trends and educate the public about health and wellness to ensure the global welfare of human and animal populations.
  • Forensic science: Graduates can design new tests and analyze samples from crime scenes, victims and suspects.
  • Law: Graduates can work as patent specialists, environmental advocates, biotechnology transfer offices and intellectual property lawyers.
  • Public policy: Graduates can help government and business interface with the public on issues of science and health.
  • Teaching: Graduates can pursue teaching positions at all levels from middle school through graduate school. There are usually openings in every state for biology teachers.
  • Sales: Graduates can sell supplies and medicines and market equipment for labs, hospital and industry.
  • Safety and hazardous materials science: Graduates can work in biohazard management for companies that handle biological materials or micro-organisms.
  • Quality assurance: Graduates can fill positions in biotechnology, research labs, hospitals and clinics, environmental safety and the food industry.
  • Pharmaceuticals: Graduates can work in drug design and testing along with clinical trials and marketing.
  • Biotechnology: Graduates with a background in molecular biology can work in biotechnology, the most rapidly growing field in science.
  • Science writing and technical writing: Graduates who can write clearly are needed to produce manuals, textbooks, newspaper copy and magazine articles.
  • Medical and scientific illustration: The ability to see detail in living organisms is a skill learned by biologists. Graduates who excel in art are needed for medical and scientific illustrations.

Graduate School

Our graduates have pursued advanced study in biology, forensic science, medicine, neuroscience and veterinary medicine at the following institutions:

  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • New England College of Optometry
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Purdue University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Temple University School of Dentistry
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • UCLA School of Law
  • Wake Forest University