Career Opportunities

Students graduating with one of the degrees offered by the Department of Biology are qualified to enter the areas of education, environmental consulting, health care, law, pharmaceuticals, publishing, and industrial, microbiological, biomedical, and biotechnology research.

An undergraduate degree in biology also prepares students to enter professional schools of dentistry, medicine, osteopathy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, and others. Graduate study in other related areas is also an option for students completing the baccalaureate program.

According to the AIBS website "Pursuing a career in biology can be immensely rewarding and exciting. Studying biology teaches us to ask questions, make observations, evaluate evidence, and solve problems. Biologists learn how living things work, how they interact with one another, and how they evolve. They may study cells under a microscope, insects in a rainforest, viruses that affect human beings, plants in a greenhouse, or lions in the African grasslands. Their work increases our understanding about the natural world in which we live and helps us address issues of personal well being and worldwide concern, such as environmental depletion, threats to human health, and maintaining viable and abundant food supplies."

For more information visit the AIBS web site to learn about career opportunities, preparation, schools, job outlook, salaries, and much more!

American Institute of Biological Sciences

Graduates of the department have found employment at companies including:

University of Alaska, Juneau
Whitehead Institute
Bristol Meyers Squibb
Marine Conservation Biology Institute
Cooper Biomedical
ERM, Inc.
Lankenau Hospital
Merck, Sharpe and Dohme
Smith Kline Beecham
Sterling Drug
Western Company
Schuylkill Environmental Education Center
Environmental Protection Authority
Philadelphia Water Department
Cahill Associates
Roy F. Weston, Biohabitats, Inc.
Wyeth Ayerst

Graduates of the department have entered various graduate schools including:

Arcadia University
Cornell Medical School
Duke University
East Carolina University
North Carolina State University
Penn State University
Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine
Princeton University
Rutgers, The State University
Texas A&M University
Temple University
Thomas Jefferson University
Tufts University
University of California, Davis
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Florida
University of Guelph, School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
University of West Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia-Maryland Regional Veterinary School
Washington State University
Yale University

Recent Graduates of the BSed Program are now teaching in various schools including:

Avon Grove HS
Downingtown HS
Unionville HS
West Chester East
Dover HS (Delaware)
Carlsbad HS (Carlsbad, CA)
Guazhang, China.