What can I do with my degree?
Is there a demand for biologists?
What is the job placement rate for your graduates?
How does your program prepare graduates for a career
What can I do with
The department has several
degrees and emphasis areas that cover a
broad spectrum of specific career
opportunities. Many of our graduates
find success in the life science
industry, in state and federal wildlife
agencies or in teaching science.
The department also provides an excellent foundation
for entry into graduate and advanced professional schools. Many
students pursue their bachelor’s degree in preparation for
medical school, dental school, veterinary school,
there a demand for biologists?
Expectations are high for new discoveries and new industries
in the life science field. Just as the 20th century was the “Century
of Chemistry and Physics,” the 21st is predicted to be “The
Century of Biology.” Creative people with a strong foundation
in the life sciences will be needed in agriculture, pharmaceuticals,
medicine, environmental science and conservation.
What is the job placement
rate for your graduates?
Our job placement rate for science teachers is 100%.
Acceptance into medical and dental school averages between 85
and 90%. The placement rate for conservation and wildlife related
jobs is at least 90%, with similar rankings for other graduates
entering the job market.
How does your program
prepare graduates for a career in biology?
Within the department, there is a great deal of positive
interaction among students and faculty that relates directly to
professional development in the life sciences and related fields.
The department also provides a variety of internships and travel
abroad opportunities. A high percentage of our students do individual
research projects and make presentations of their findings at
professional meetings. Faculty members have professional ties
with industry and agencies that provide numerous opportunities