What Can I Do With This Major?

There are several career paths you can follow with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology. These include:

  • Entry level scientific policy work
    • Local, State, or Federal agencies
  • Entry level pharmaceutical marketing and sales
  • Entry level science writing and communication
    • Newspapers, websites, magazines
    • Television, radio
  • Entry level scientific illustrator
    • Publishing companies
    • Newspapers, websites, magazines

There are several career paths you can follow with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. These include:

  • Entry level laboratory or field research
    • Academic research laboratories
    • Government research laboratories
    • Laboratories in pharmaceutical companies
    • Research for private, non-profit organizations
  • Entry level health care or public health work
    • Hospitals and other medical facilities
    • Government public health agencies
  • Entry level environmental conservation work
    • Government agencies (EPA, DEC, National Parks)
    • Private, non-profit organizations (zoos, aquariums)
  • Entry level forensic science work
    • Local, State, or Federal agencies

Many careers in biology require additional certifications and/or advanced degrees.

  • M.S. degree in Biology – Individuals with MS degrees in biology typically progress beyond the entry level positions described above.
  • MSPAS degree – Individuals with an MSPAS degree are masters level Physician Assistants and work in health care settings.
  • RNP degree – Individuals with an RNP degree are nurse practitioners and work in health care settings.
  • Secondary Education – Individuals with a BS or BA in Biology may opt to obtain additional certification or Masters level degrees in order to teach secondary education biology.
  • PharmD – Individuals with a PharmD degree are pharmacists.
  • PhD degree in Biology – Individuals with PhD degrees in biology typically hold academic positions at undergraduate or research institutions. They may also work in research and development in a pharmaceutical company.
  • DPT – Individuals with a DPT degree are physical therapists and work in health care settings.
  • DOT – Individuals with a DOT degree are occupational therapists and work in health care settings.
  • MD or DO degree – Individuals with MD or DO degrees have attended medical school (MD) or a school of osteopathic medicine. These individuals practice medicine.
  • DDS or DMD degree – Individuals with DDS or DMD degrees have attended dental school. These individuals practice dentistry.
  • DVM or VMD degree – Individuals with DVM or VMD degree have attended veterinary school. These individuals practice veterinary medicine.