Where do biology majors find jobs?

Many biology graduates pursue careers that make direct use of their biology training. Other biology graduates pursue careers that make use of their analytical and technical skills. A degree in biology can also provide an educational foundation for admissions to professional schools or to advanced degrees in fields such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law, business, engineering, etc.

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Education and Scientific Software Companies
  • Government Agencies and Laboratories (including Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Health)
  • High Schools
  • Hospitals and Other Health Care Facilities
  • Industry and Laboratories (including, agricultural, animal pharmaceuticals, environmental, food processing and safety, health care, pharmaceutical, and textiles)
  • Law Firms
  • Military
  • Private Research Institutions
  • Publishing Companies (including scientific journals, magazines, textbooks)
  • State and Local Public Health Departments
  • Veterinary Hospitals
  • Zoos, aquariums, wildlife preserves, botanical gardens, museums, fish hatcheries

IUPUI Biology grads have been employed by:

  • Dow AgroSciences
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Covance
  • Purdue University
  • National Institute of Health