Careers in Biology

What are your career goals?
Do you want to cure a disease?
Reduce pollution?
Teach Biology?

You have to first envision your career and then plan it.

If you want to talk to someone, call 909.537.5305 to set up an appointment with a professor.
Or email Dr. Nicole Bournias at

Getting a B.A. or B.S. is the easy part compared to trying to identify a career that would utilize your degree the best. With a B.S. or B.A. in Biology you can be a:

Of course you can go on and get a M.S. or apply to graduate schools for a Ph.D. or go on to professional schools and be a physician, a dentist, a pharmacist or a veterinarian.

General information about applying to graduate school

Broadly speaking Biology can be divided into Molecular and Cell, Organismal and Field Biology. If you want to decide your area of concentration by finding out what the occupational outlook (that means how easy is to get a position and how much it pays) visit the Occupational Outlook website set up by the Bureau of Labor. Otherwise you can start by visiting or the National Institutes of Health Office of Science Education's LifeWorks for ideas or by looking through the different options listed below:




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