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Careers for Biology Majors

Biology is the science of living matter. It involves the study of the structure, evolutionary development, and functions of plants, animals, and microorganisms, especially the ways in which they relate to our environment

Visit the University of Denver's biology department.

Common career fields for biology majors

Aquariums, zoos, mining companies, chemical industries, technical journals, national and state parks, pharmaceuticals, mining, nurseries. Browse online career resources on our healthcare page.

Common job titles held by biology majors

  • agricultural biologist
  • agronomy
  • anatomist
  • animal ecologist
  • aquatic biologist
  • bacteriologist
  • biochemist
  • biology teacher
  • botanist
  • bryologist
  • chemical sales
  • child health associate
  • chiropractor
  • consumer product researcher
  • coroner
  • dentist
  • dietitian
  • drug iinspector
  • emergency medical technician
  • entomologist
  • fishery biologist
  • forensic pathologist
  • forester
  • freelance columnist
  • game biologist
  • health educator
  • health physicist
  • horticulturist
  • industrial hygienist
  • laboratory assistant
  • land use planner
  • marine biologist
  • medical illustrator
  • medical librarian
  • medical technologist
  • microbiologist
  • mortician
  • mycologist
  • nurse
  • nutritionist
  • oceanographer
  • osteopath
  • paramedical assistant
  • pharmacist
  • physical therapist
  • physician
  • phytopathologist
  • psychologist
  • public health director
  • public health environmentalist
  • quality control
  • radiation therapy technologist
  • researcher
  • science editor
  • seed technology
  • taxonomist
  • technical sales
  • technical writer
  • veterinarian
  • zoologist

Professional skills of biology majors

  • ability to memorize
  • ability to operate scientific equipment
  • analyzing/dissecting
  • designing projects
  • developing/generating ideas
  • diagnosing
  • gathering data and drawing conclusions
  • experimenting with ideas/procedures
  • good vision/manual dexterity
  • inspecting/examining
  • knowledge of scientific equipment
  • maintaining records
  • organizing/classifying details
  • presenting proposals/reports
  • problem solving
  • prolonged concentration
  • reviewing/evaluating
  • summarizing and tabulating data
  • testing ideas/hypothesis
  • writing reports and grant proposals