Careers


As a Biologist Professional, career opportunities in biology are diverse and include such specialties as:

allied health
anatomy
botany
biophysics
biochemistry
genetics
entomology
ichthyology
marine biology
microbiology
physiology
immunology
neurobiology
zoology
pharmacology
virology
mycology
pathology
environmental biology
herpetology
toxicolog

This list by no means includes all of the various specialties in the biological sciences. Within each of these specializations, biologists may concentrate on basic or applied research, teaching, administration, consultation or a combination of these activities.

Careers as physicians, dentists, veterinarians and optometrists

The program in biology also prepares students for post-graduate careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and optometry. Students wishing to pursue any of these options take a series of prescribed courses that will strengthen their preparation for admission to professional schools having these programs.  Typcial Healthcare Professions course information can be found here.

Others

Persons not wishing to become professional biologists and who terminate their training with a bachelor's degree may pursue careers in biology as technicians and/or research assistants in private industry as well as in federal, state and local government facilities. In addition, those who are interested in teaching at the secondary school level may be employed by the public school systems throughout the country. A master's or doctorate degree is necessary for recognition as a professional biologist in order to qualify for employment in college and university teaching, research and special supervisory positions.