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"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.

Department of Biology

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

AnatomistLaboratory Assistant
Agricultural ScientistMammologist
Animal EcologistMarine Biologist
Animal Physiologist Medical Technologist
Audiologist Microbiologist
AquaristMolecular Biologist
Aquatic Biologist Morphologist
Bacteriologist Natural Resources Manager
Biochemist Naturalist
Biomedical Engineer Nutritionist
Biophysicist Oceanographer
Biotechnology Patent Lawyer Optometrist
Cellular Physiologist Outdoor Educator
Chiropractor Pathologist
Community EcologistPark Naturalist
Conservation Ecologist Park Patrol Officer
Conservation Officer Park Ranger
Conservation Scientist Park Warden
Cytologist Pharmacologist
Cytotechnologist Phlebotomy
Dentist Plant Physiologist
Dietician Pollution Control Technician
Ecological PhysiologistPopulation Ecologist
Ecosystem EcologistProfessor/Educator
Ecotoxicologist Program Manager
Enforcement Studies Protozoologist
Endocrinologist Physical Therapist
Entomologist Physician
Environmental Analyst Physician's Assistant
Environmental Consultant Range Manager
Environmental Health Officer Research Administrator
Environmental Investigator/Inspector Research Assistant
Environmental LawyerSchool Teacher (Primary and Secondary)
Environmental PlannerSoil Toxicologist
Field EcologistSoil and Water Conservation Scientist
Field/Research Technician Veterinarian
Fishery Officer Water Engineer
Forensic Expert Wildlife Biologist
ForesterWildlife Ecologist
Geneticist Wildlife Specialist

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

American Fisheries Society Job Board
Aquarium Jobs
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
BioExchange Jobs Database
Biology Jobs
Biotech Industry Supplier Registry
Career Jet
CenterWatch's JobWatch: Clinical Trial Industry
Conservation Job Board
Conservation Maven
Environmental Career Opportunties
Environmental Career Organization
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Jobs
Forensic Magazine
Green Jobs Ready
Government Jobs in Missouri
HUM-MOLGEN Positions
iHire Environmental
Marine Advanced Technology Center
Medical Health Jobs
Real Hospital Jobs
Science Careers
Science Jobs
Society of Wetland Scientists
South Africa BioCareers
The Science Advisory Board Job List

Affiliated Organizations

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Institute of Biological Sciences
American Institute of Biological Studies
American Society for Microbiology
Animal Behavior Society
Conservation International
The Ecological Society of America
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Life Sciences
Society for Marine Mammalogy
Society for Range Management
Society of Wetland Scientists

UCM Student Organizations

Pre-Law Student Association (UCM)
Pre-Veterinary Medical Club (UCM)
The Wildlife Society (UCM)

Four-Year Academic Plan

Biology: B.A. Degree
Biology: B.S. Degree 
Biology: B.S. in Ed. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Keira Mann
Career Development Coordinator