Careers in Biology

Biologists study living organisms: how they grow, reproduce, and interact among themselves and with their environment. Specialization in a particular aspect of biology is common

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Specialization in a particular aspect of biology is common. Regardless of the area of specialization, in modern biology, full understanding of a process requires integrating studies at many levels of organization: populations, individual organisms, organ systems, cells and molecules. Most biologists conduct research to answer the basic questions of how organisms are interrelated. The result of this can include advances in medicine and public policy. Biology majors are inquisitive. They want to know how and why things work and like to analyze how things are interrelated. This major prepares you for a multitude of employment possibilities including graduate schools and careers in biomedicine and research, allied health, private industry, and education. Options at UCCS include:

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Career Possibilities:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • * Food Scientist
  • Forest Ranger / Park Ranger
  • * Embryologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • *Geneticist / Genetics Counselor
  • *Biologist / Botanist
  • *Biometrician
  • *Clinical Lab Scientist / Medical Technologist
  • *Health Care Professional - post bachelor’s
  • *Teacher
  • *Research Scientist / Research Assistant
  • *Patent Agent
  • *Zoologist /Animal Biologist / Wildlife Biologist
  • *Veterinarian
  • *May require additional education or certification
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