Our Biology majors find an extremely diverse array of career choices available to them. These vary in scope from numerous Health Sciences and Allied Health professions to a wide spectrum of field and ecologically-related careers in various federal, state, and local government agencies. Depending on the option choice within the B.S. degree in Biology, our students are accepted into some of the best professional schools (Medical, Dental, Veterinary Science, Naturopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, etc.) and graduate schools in the country.
A Biology degree, with its various options, is excellent preparation for the teaching field. It is often combined with an elementary or secondary teaching certificate leading to rewarding careers as a K-12 teacher. It is an outstanding foundation for pursuing a Master's degree or Ph.D. in preparation for an academic career in many fields of biology.
UW Pre Health - Undergraduate Advising and the Career and Internship Center will handle planning and preparation for the fields of pre health (Medicine, Veterninary, Dental, Optometry, Physical Therapy, etc). More info including handouts, timing guides, and information can be found on the page
Biology Teacher Preparation - This list will give you an idea of what classes are needed to earn an endorsement to teach Biology 7-12 grade. This particular list is geared toward the UW Master in Teaching Program, other universities may use a different list.
Career and Internship Center: The Career and Internship Center can assist in career planning, aptitude testing, resume building and various experential searches to explore and enhance your potential.