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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Biology?"

Why Major in Biology?

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Apply fundamental biological principles from major areas of biology (ecology and evolutionary biology, organismal biology, and cellular and molecular biology) to solve problems in wildlife and natural resources conservation, health/biomedical fields, conservation enforcement and life science.
  • Use discipline appropriate laboratory/field techniques and/or instruments with understanding, accuracy, precision and safety in order to answer biological questions.
  • Use the language and concepts of Biology to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Exhibit the ethical use of knowledge, materials and procedures that demonstrates an impact on society.

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
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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
Green Jobs Ready
Government Jobs in Missouri
HUM-MOLGEN Positions
iHire Environmental
Marine Advanced Technology Center
Real Hospital Jobs
Science Jobs
Society of Wetland Scientists
South Africa BioCareers

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
Society for Marine Mammalogy
Society for Range Management

UCM Student Organizations

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

Four-Year Academic Plan

Biology: B.S. Degree Area 1 General Biology
Biology: B.S. Degree Area 2 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Biology: B.S. Degree Area 3 Wildlife and Natural Resources Conservation
Biology: B.S. Degree Area 4 Integrative Biology, Animal Biology Emphasis
Biology: B.S. Degree Area 5 Biomedical/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Biology: B.S. Degree Area 6 Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Vet
Biology: B.S. Degree Area 7 Conservation Enforcement
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?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator