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What can I do with a degree in Biology?



The Mission of the Department of Biology is to:

  • Provide students with a fundamental knowledge of Biology. 
  • Prepare students for and assist them in entering graduate and professional school, and the workforce. 
  • Strengthen students’ reading, writing and quantitative skills.
  • Develop students’ analytical reasoning and creative thinking skills. 
  • Expose students to contemporary research techniques in Biology and enhance their understanding of the Scientific Method. 
  • Conduct meritorious research in the field of Biology. 
  • Acquaint students with the history of Biology, including the contributions of Black scientists. 
  • Engender an appreciation among students of the social and economic implications of discoveries in Biology. 
  • Engender an appreciation among students of the social and economic implications of discoveries in Biology. 
  • Build students’ awareness of ethical and moral issues related to basic tenets in Biology.  

Job Types:

Research & Development
  • Basic 
  • Applied 
  • Quality Control 
  • Administration 
  • Grant Writing

Ways to Prepare:

  • Learn to set up, operate, maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, and monitor experiments. 
  • Select courses with laboratory components. 
  • Seek research experience with professors.
  • Gain related experience through part-time jobs, internships, or volunteering. 
  • Complete a certificate training program, usually one year, to learn specialized laboratory techniques. 
  • Take a course in grant writing. 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in biology qualifies one for laboratory technician or research assistant positions. 
  • Earn master’s degree for better positions, advancement opportunities, more responsibility and higher pay. 
  • Obtain Ph.D. to direct research projects and lead research teams. 
  • Maintain a high grade point average and secure strong faculty recommendations to gain admittance into graduate school.

Where to find them:

  • Industry and laboratories: 
    • Pharmaceutical 
    • Healthcare 
    • Agriculture production 
    • Food processing and safety 
    • Environmental 
  • Private Research Institution 
  • Public health departments 
  • State and federal government: 
    • National Science Foundation 
    • National Institutes of Health 
    • Food and Drug Administration 
    • Environmental Protection Agency 
    • Department of Agriculture 
    • Armed Services 
    • Department of Homeland Security 
  • State and local government 
    • Laboratories/Agencies 
  • Colleges and universities