Research interesting careers
There are hundreds of possible careers that require an understanding of the biological sciences. As such, a biology major provides the foundation for a wide range of professional opportunities, including:
- Graduate studies, with the objective of working as a professor at the community college or university level
- Industry jobs in settings like environmental consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies or biological supply companies
- Jobs with state or federal agencies such as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Jobs with non-profit organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund or the American Humane Society
- Teaching biology at the high school level
- Careers in the medical sciences, including include dentistry, forensics or veterinary medicine
Why study biology?
Most humans are curious about the workings of life on this planet. Biology majors delve into this curiosity, taking in lectures about the nuances of life, exploring native plants in nearby forests and investigating biological phenomena in our high-tech labs.
Our students graduate with a scientific foundation that will enable them to obtain jobs as biologists or to pursue further graduate or professional studies. The growth rate for several of these fields is projected to range between 8 and 18 percent. The average salary for biology majors varies from around $60,000 to over $100,000, depending on the particular profession. Earning an advanced degree enables the biologist to earn even higher salaries and often conduct independent research.