What Can You Do With A Biology Degree?

A degree in the Biological Sciences opens up many career pathways. SJSU Biology graduates have gone on to complete graduate (MS, PhD, or MD/PhD) and professional degrees (MD, DO, DDS, DVM, OD, PharmD, etc). Other graduates have chosen to work in the biotech industry, education, wildlife management, as a government scientist, or in a variety of other rewarding careers.

It is never too early to start thinking about what you want to do next. Visit the American Institute of Biological Sciences Career Page to learn more about the many job opportunities for biology majors. In addition, make sure you take advantage of all the career resources offered at SJSU. 

SJSU Career Center--go here for job counseling, job and internship postings, workshops, job & internship festivals, and much more.  

CoSAC Career Resources Page--links to specific information about science careers.

Visit a Pre-Graduate/Professional School Advisor--the department offers advising for pre-medical, pharmacy, dental, optometry, and veterinary students. You can also find more information about graduate and professional schools on CoSAC's site.

You can also see an advisor for information about the Biology Department's graduate programs: MS/MA Graduate Program in Biological SciencesMasters of Biotechnology (MBT), Clinical Lab Science (CLS)Clinical Geneticist Molecular Biologist Scientist Training Program (CGMBS), Medical Product Development ProgramStem Cell Internships in Laboratory-Based Learning (SCILL)