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Career Opportunities

Common careers for students entering the job market directly after completing their BS degrees include medical technologists, lab technicians, and pharmaceutical drug sales. Other students work as field technicians, wildlife or marine biologists, veterinary assistants, and environmental consultants. With additional course work in education, graduates also serve as teachers in high school.

The BS degree is also excellent preparation for pre-professional or graduate school; about 50% of our graduates go into such programs. Every year, large numbers of our graduates enter medical, dental and veterinary school. Other pre-professional programs popular with our graduates include physical therapy and optometry. Many of our students opt to join graduate programs to obtain advanced training in biology, marine biology, ecology, or public health. Although most students follow these traditional pathways to careers, we find that our students are well prepared for success in such diverse areas of graduate training as law, education and engineering.