"What Can I Do With a Major in...Biology?"
Why Major in Biology?
Bachelor of Science Degree
Bachelor of Science in Education Degree
The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Collect, analyze and apply information to solve problems (managing information).
- Use various laboratory techniques and/or instruments with understanding, accuracy, precision and safety (technology).
- Develop demonstrations and experiments that illustrate biological concepts or develop new concepts.Think logically within the scientific parameters of professional biologists (higher-order thinking).
- Use the language and concepts of Biology to communicate effectively in oral and written form, to follow instructions precisely and to function in independent and collaborative settings (communicating and interacting).
- Exhibit the ethical use of knowledge, materials and procedures that demonstrates an impact on society (valuing).
- Be eligible to apply for jobs in many commercial laboratories, quality control positions, and related (technology, interacting).
- Be eligible to apply for graduate programs in the area of biology represented by the student’s major interest and course work (technology, interacting).
- Be eligible to apply for entry into professional schools in medicine,dentistry, veterinary medicine and related paramedical professions (technology, interacting).
- Areas of emphasis include: Area 1) General Biology, Area 2) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Area 3) Wildlife and Natural Resource Conservation, Area 4) Integrative Biology, Area 5) Biomedical/Cellular and Molecular Biology, Area 6) Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Vet, and Area 7) Conservation Enforcement.
Related Career Titles
|Animal Ecologist||Marine Biologist|
|Animal Physiologist||Medical Technologist|
|Bacteriologist||Natural Resources Manager|
|Biotechnology Patent Lawyer||Optometrist|
|Cellular Physiologist||Outdoor Educator|
|Community Ecologist||Park Naturalist|
|Conservation Ecologist|| Park Patrol Officer|
|Conservation Officer||Park Ranger|
|Conservation Scientist||Park Warden|
|Dietician||Pollution Control Technician|
|Ecological Physiologist||Population Ecologist|
|Environmental Analyst||Physician's Assistant|
|Environmental Consultant||Range Manager|
|Environmental Health Officer||Research Administrator|
|Environmental Investigator/Inspector||Research Assistant|
|Environmental Lawyer||School Teacher (Primary and Secondary)|
|Environmental Planner||Soil Toxicologist|
|Field Ecologist||Soil and Water Conservation Scientist|
|Fishery Officer||Water Engineer|
|Forensic Expert||Wildlife Biologist|
Related Job Listings/Job Search Website
American Fisheries Society Job Board
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
BioExchange Jobs Database
Biotech Industry Supplier Registry
CenterWatch's JobWatch: Clinical Trial Industry
Conservation Job Board
Environmental Career Opportunties
Environmental Career Organization
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Jobs
Green Jobs Ready
Government Jobs in Missouri
Marine Advanced Technology Center
Medical Health Jobs
Real Hospital Jobs
Society of Wetland Scientists
South Africa BioCareers
The Science Advisory Board Job List
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Institute of Biological Sciences
American Institute of Biological Studies
American Society for Microbiology
Animal Behavior Society
The Ecological Society of America
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Society for Marine Mammalogy
Society for Range Management
Society of Wetland Scientists
UCM Student Organizations
Four-Year Academic Plan
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