Careers in Biology

Many biology graduates seek further study, eventually earning Master’s and/or Doctoral degrees. A biology degree can lead to a variety of career opportunities in areas such as:

  • Biological sciences
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Forensic science
  • Doctor of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Research assistants
  • Pharmaceutical sales or laboratory supply representatives
  • High School Science Teacher (Teacher Certification Grades 8-12)

Careers in Chemistry

Students graduating with a B.S. degree in chemistry usually find employment in industrial settings mainly as laboratory technicians performing synthesis experiments or working in the area of analytical chemistry on quality control. Graduates also seek employment in research areas. Graduating chemistry majors find employment in the following areas:

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Patent examiner
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Environmental programs
  • Forensic chemistry
  • Food chemistry
  • Chemical materials science
  • Textile and fabrics chemistry
  • Veterinary science
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Marine science
  • Toxicology and industrial hygiene

Students wishing to seek higher level employment — positions of more responsibility and compensation — continue their education in one of several possible Masters and Doctorate level programs, including but not limited to:

  • Pharmaceutical research (Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science)
  • Pharmacist (a Pharm.D. is required)
  • Scientific research of any kind (Masters or Ph.D. degree)
  • Chemical manufacturing – research and development – (Ph.D. degree)
  • Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M – a doctorate level program)
  • Toxicology (Masters and Doctorate level programs available)
  • Forensics (Masters and Doctorate level programs available)
  • Medical Doctor (an M.D. or D.O. degree is required)
  • Dentistry (a D.D.S degree is required)

Careers in Mathematics

Many math majors seek further study, eventually earning Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Students who seek employment immediately after receiving a Bachelor’s degree may obtain employment in government. The Department of Defense is the biggest employer. Students with a Bachelor’s degree may also pursue any of a variety of mathematics-related careers in business and industry. Some examples are listed below.

  • Actuary
  • Statistician
  • Computer programmer
  • Systems analyst
  • Computer scientist
  • Database administrator
  • Computer software engineer
  • Operations research analyst
  • Financial consultant
  • Mathematics Teacher (with secondary certification)
  • Engineer (applied mathematics program)