What are my options with a Biology degree?


Biology Career Information

General information on career options for biology majors:

Article from Carolina Tips - "Biology Careers for the Next Century", by John A. Snyder, Ph.D.

"What Jobs Do Biologists Have?", from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)

"Unlocking Life's Secrets: Careers in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology", from Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)


Sites with specific, comprehensive information on numerous biology careers:

Careers in Biology, from Emporia State University

Biology Careers and Jobs + Resumes/Cover Letters/Interview Skills, from University of Buffalo


Sites with job listings and searching tools:

Job Search / Resume-CV Database / Job Alerts from the journal Science

Careers.org - Comprehensive site for local, regional, national, and international job opportunities in numerous fields



Another hint:  Try several search engines (altavista, google, etc), using something like "careers biology".


Internship Opportunities

Summer Internships are excellent ways to check out a potential career option, or simply to gain experience and improve the quality of your resume.

The National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Student Research and Training Programs from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

International Internships with IAEST

Listing of internships at national laboratories, corporations, research institutes, and universities - Compiled by Yale University

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) - internships for undergraduates


Another hint:  Use a good search engine and try "biology internships".