In the last 10 years, about half of Bethel’s graduates in biology have gone on to health-related professional programs—medical school, dentistry, optometry, physician’s assistant, veterinary medicine, etc.). The rest have answered calls into Ph.D. programs, teaching, and working for government or private agencies and corporations.
Students who major in biology can choose from a number of career fields, including:
- Veterinary medicine
- Cell/molecular biology research
- Genetics research
- Physician’s assistant
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Teaching (elementary, secondary, university)
- Environmental monitoring and restoration (management of natural resources)
Many graduates also pursue continuing education in related fields:
- Professional programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, and other allied health professions
- Graduate studies in anatomy, ecology, genetics, physical therapy, physical chemistry, forensic science, molecular biology, animal physiology, water resources, public health, and history of science, among others
This info is designed to help you think about and explore possible career paths. It does not guarantee that these careers will be available once you earn this degree.