On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Biology and BioChemistry majors, skills Biology and BioChemistry majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Biology and BioChemistry program.
It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.
On the right is a comprehensive list of job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Biology.
- Precision: Steady hands develop by doing dissections and handling equipment. Biology majors also develop an acute sense for detail.
- Objectivity: Biology majors must check their hypotheses so that the results are accurate rather than reflections of their own ideas.
- Analytic Thinking:The ability to analyze data is essential. Majors must synthesize information from texts and observations in order to solve problems.
- Communication: Majors learn through numerous oral presentations and written reports, both featuring photographs and graphs of data, in order to communicate clearly to those not as well-versed in the topic.
- Persistence: Majors solve problems by collecting large amounts of data over a period of time
Career-Related Web Sites
General Biology Career Sites
Biology World Wide Web Links
Offers links to environmental and biology career resources.
Cell & Molecular Biology Online
An Informational Resource for Cell and Molecular Biologists
What to do with your Biology Degree
Presents career options in such biology-related fields as biotechnology, microbiology, environment, medicine, etc.
Careers in Biology
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Education Council
Fitzroy-Undergraduate Research in Biology
Listing of research projects completed by undergraduates. Includes links to the researchers.
Conduct a healthcare job search, research companies or post a resume for employers.
Science Professional Center
Conduct a job search, view employer profiles, career links, and information regarding upcoming career fairs.
MedSearch America (Health Career Search)
Explore healthcare resources, including: articles on current healthcare issues, job Q & A, training/education information, or conduct your own career search.
Occupational Outlook for Biological and Medical Scientists
Biology Specialization Career Websites
Careers in Human Genetics
Careers in Genetics and the Biosciences
Careers in Genetic Counseling
Careers in the Genetics Field
A World of Genetics Societies
Careers in Forensic Science
American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Information about career opportunities for science majors and links to careers in the field.
Careers in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
American Society for Microbiology
Careers in the Microbiological Sciences
Careers in Botany
The Botanical Society of America
APSnetThe American Phytopathological Society is the premier society dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research.
American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Careers at Seaworld and Busch Gardens Zoological Park
Careers in Oceanography, Marine Science & Marine Biology
Careers in Biotechnology
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Careers in Animal Behavior
The Humane Society of the United States
For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Links page.