Careers

Keep an open mind before deciding on a specific career goal.

Think about your interests and the way you like to spend your time. Does immersing yourself in research appeal to you? Or do you prefer interacting with others? Perhaps combining science with another field such as education or business appeals to you. While planning your career, keep in mind that most people change careers at least once in their lifetime. In addition to using your undergraduate experience as training for a specific career, you can use this time to broaden your knowledge base and prepare yourself for a lifetime of creative problem solving.

Below are just a few of the possibilities that await you:

Environmental Law Forestry
Immunology Pharmaceutical Sales
Genetic Counseling Dentistry
Neurobiology Forensics
Molecular Biology Secondary Education
Veterinary Medicine Wildlife Conservation
Medicine Medical Technology

Careers such as medical technology or pharmaceutical sales can be entered with a bachelor’s degree alone. Many, like secondary education and environmental law, couple a science degree with additional study in another field. Still others, for example immunology, medicine, or neurobiology, require an advanced education in science. Whatever career you choose, employers value the skills fostered by science training ? critical thinking, problem solving, research design and experimentation, communication and the ability to work effectively in groups.