Careers in Biology

The biology program is designed to provide a strong, broad background in biological sciences to students interested in education in the life sciences. The biology program integrates theoretical and practical courses in different aspects of the biology of animals, microbes, and plants. 

Alumni Career Success

Department Of Labor, BLS Career Data: Biological Technicians

Department Of Labor, BLS Career Data: Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Job Title Examples

Agronomist Forest Products Engineer Plant Physiologist
Animal Nutritionist Forester Range Manager
Animal Physiologist Fruit & Vegetable Grower Reproductive Physiologist
Animal/Plant Inspector Geneticist Research Director
Arborist Herd Manager Research Technician
Biochemist Horticulturist Science Writer
Biometrician Hydrologist Soil Conservationist
Botanist Irrigation Engineer Soil Scientist
Climatologist Lawn & Garden Center Manager Statistician
College Professor Marine Scientist Teacher
Entomologist Microbiologist Toxicologist
Environmental Scientist Molecular Biologist Turf Specialist
Extension Specialist Naturalist Veterinarian
Farm Manager Nematologist Virologist
Farmer/Rancher Nursery Manager Water Scientist
Fisheries Scientist Nutritionist Weed Scientist
Food Inspector Parasitologist Wildlife Biologist
Food Scientist/Technologist Pest Control Specialist Zoologist
Forensic Scientist Plant Pathologist  

*The representation is sourced from the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The website links are provided as a guide and do not represent a complete picture of a chosen career field or geographic area. To garner a thorough understanding of an industry of choice, researching multiple sources and speaking with professionals in the field is recommended.

Median salary data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is the median for all employed in the field and not entry-level salary.