What are you going to do with your major?
Remember, a liberal arts degree opens a vast array of career choices and opportunities. Your degree has prepared you to approach problems analytically, think critically about ideas, research, organize your thoughts, and write about your findings. Your only limitation is thinking that you are only qualified for the traditional jobs in a selected major.
“Biology will relate every human gene to the genes of other animals and bacteria,
|The following books are available in the Career Center’s Resource Library (lower level, Seegers). The locations of these books in the library are next to the title with the section number:
|Other Career Center resources:
| Examples of types of jobs held by biology majors:
|American Institute of Biological Sciences|
A non-profit, scientific association dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society.
|The Marine Biological Association|
|Promotes scientific research into all fields pertaining to marine life and communicates information gained to the public.|
|The Freshwater Biological Association|
|An international leader in the field, promoting freshwater biology in all of its forms.|
|American Society for Cell Biology|
|Formed to bring the varied facets of cell biology together, and promote and develop the field. Provides training and research opportunities to students.|
|Journals and Publications:|
|Journal of Cell Science|
Covers a complete range of topics in the field of cell biology. Each issue includes research articles and reviews.
|Journal of Biology|
|An international journal publishing biological research articles.|
A leading destination for biotech jobs. Allows members to research employers, network with peers, discuss topics and search jobs.
|A resource for job seekers and employers in the life sciences fields.|
|U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Biological Scientists|
|The Bureau of Labor Statistics produces objective information about various career fields. Information includes working conditions, job outlook, earnings, training and qualifications.|
|Web-based resources and information for the life sciences industry. Includes a career center section which connects job seekers to Human Resources Professionals within life sciences fields.|
|Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)|
|Operates within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Also provides a listing of available jobs within the organization, with information about how to apply.|
|Dedicated to matching qualified scientists with jobs in industry, academia, and government.|