Biology - Career Pathways

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What is Biology?

The Department of Biology offers a strong and flexible program designed to meet the career goals of students with widely varied interests. Its courses take students outside the classroom and into the laboratory and field to learn science by doing it.

Academic Programs

Students may also apply for the Biology Honors Program.

What Can I Do with a Biology Degree?

A degree in Biology qualifies students for careers in scientific research, teaching, and medicine. Students choose a specific major within the department based on their interests and goals. Some Biology majors may go on to medical, veterinary, dental, or optometry school. The Adolescence Education in Biology program prepares leads to New York State certification for grades 7-12.

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

Athletic Trainer
Biology Technician
Clinical Laboratory Technologist
Conservation Scientist
Forensic Scientist
Genetic Counselor
High School Teacher

Medical Scientist
Natural Sciences Manager
Physical Therapist
Physician Assistant
Research Biologist
Technical Writer

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers.

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may join clubs such as Biology Club, Exercise Science Club, Health Professions Club, Beta Beta Beta - National Biological Honor Society. 

Networks continue to grow through digital groups such as LinkedIn.

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Professional Associations

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Get Connected

Stay in contact with the Biology Program, and up to date on the Biology Department's news and events through Facebook

What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
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