Biology

Why a Degree in Biology?

Students studying Biology may pursue a variety of degree options depending on their interests and career aspirations. Those options include Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Field Ecology, Genetics and Evolution, Human Biological Sciences, Natural History, Biological Education - Teacher Preparation in Biology, and Teacher Preparation in General Science. Graduates find career opportunities in industry, education, and local, state and federal governments and/or pursue advanced studies in health sciences professional programs or graduate studies in biology. See some of the possibilities below.   

Sample Occupations

  • Botanist
  • Dentist
  • Ecologist
  • High School Science Teacher
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • University Professor
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist

Professional Associations

There are numerous professional associations affiliated with the wide variety of careers in the field of Biology. See the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for more information.