School of Life Sciences
College of Science
Websites: College Website
Program Website
Catalog Description
Example courses: Molecular Biology, Genetics, General Ecology, Microbiology, Biological Writing
What will you do? A doctoral degree usually is required for independent research, but a master's degree is sufficient for some jobs in applied research or product development; a bachelor's degree is adequate for some nonresearch jobs. Doctoral degree holders face considerable competition for independent research positions, particularly in universities; holders of bachelor's or master's degrees in biological science can expect better opportunities in nonresearch positions. Biotechnological research and development will continue to drive employment growth.
Possible titles: Biological Scientists
Career outlook: Up 22.3% at a faster than average rate