What can I do with my BIOLOGY degree?

What can I do with my BIOLOGY degree?

Employers of Biology Majors

  • State Agencies such as Department of Environmental Quality, Wildlife & Fisheries, Department of Natural Resources, and Parks and Recreation
  • Federal Government Agencies such as Environmental Protection Agency, U. S. Forestry Dept., National Park Agency
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Industry, Particularly Biotechnology Firms
  • Colleges and Universities

Related Occupations for Biology Majors
Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.

Anatomist Exobiologist Parks & Recreation Worker
Animal Behaviorist Fish & Game Warden Pharmacologist
Bacteriologist Fisheries Biologist Pharmacy Technician
Biology Teacher Food Technologist Photobiologist
Biomedical Engineer Forester Phycologist
Biotechnologist Game Warden Physical Therapist
Botanist Geneticist Physician
Cell Biologist Health Officer Physiologist
Chiropractor Horticulturist Plant Pathologist
College Professor Laboratory Technician Plant/Animal Breeder
Conservation Biologist Marine Biologist Podiatrist
Cytologist Medical Laboratory Technologist Range Scientist
Dental Hygienist Microbiologist Soil Conservationist
Dentist Molecular Biologist Systematist
Developmental Biologist Morphologist Taxonomist
Ecologist Mycologist Toxicologist
Electron Microscopist Optometrist Veterinarian
Embryologist Ornithologist Virologist
Entomologist Paleobotanist Water/Sewage Technician
Environmental Health Specialist Paleozoologist Wetland Ecologist
Evolutionist Parasitologist Zoologist


Preparing for a Job in Biological Science

  1. Develop excellent laboratory skills.
  2. Learn federal and state government job application process.
  3. Take additional courses in science and mathematics.
  4. Learn to problem solve, and develop work habits that are systematic and precise.


Program Overview   Contact Information
Biology   Department of Biological Sciences
    College of Science and Technology
    On Campus: New Biology Building, Rm. 421
    Telephone: 985-549-3740


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