The biology major will allow you to pursue various fulfilling careers including those in health care, education, research, pharmaceutical sales, law, genetic counseling, medical illustration. . . the list is nearly endless and only limited by your imagination.
Our program provides excellent preparation for professional schools including medical, dental, and optometry. Related career paths include allied health fields ranging from physical therapy to physician assistant programs.
Our graduates accept entry-level research positions in industry, government, non-profit organizations, or in a university. Penn State Biology provides a variety of research experience opportunities to prepare students for theses positions or for graduate level research programs.
A Penn State Biology degree provides a strong foundation for potential educators. High school level positions require certification through a secondary education program or a master's degree in education. Teaching at a college or university, typically requires a Ph.D.
Biology graduates also work in pharmaceutical sales or supply. Another popular option has become genetic counseling, which requires a two-year graduate program. Graduates can also pursue positions in the FDA, EPA, or non-profit conservancy organizations.
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