Careers with a Biology Degree

What Can You Do with a Biology Degree?

When it comes to the study of living things, the field is quite obviously vast. One of the best parts about earning your biology degree from Indiana University Kokomo is that career options are practically endless – it all depends on your interests and goals. Since you learn both invaluable knowledge and desirable skills like problem-solving, research, and analyses, where your career takes you is entirely up to you!

One of the important general rules to remember is that a college degree doesn't necessarily prepare you for one particular job. Instead, it allows you to develop skills and abilities in an area you’re interested in that can then be applied to a variety of jobs in the field. Past graduates can often be found working as:

  • Biomedical engineers
  • Science writers
  • Biology teachers
  • Medical scientists
  • Pharmaceutical researchers
  • Microbiologists
  • Environmental scientists
  • Research biologists
  • Biological technicians
  • And more!

Thinking about graduate school?

A biology degree from IU Kokomo is also often used as an excellent launch pad for graduate programs. Students who plan to go on to professional programs related to health care often choose a biology undergrad to ensure they fulfill the prerequisites to a future program. Possible areas of graduate study include:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Veterinary science
  • Chiropractic
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • And more!

Your future employers or graduate school admissions committees are going to be looking for more than just a solid GPA and a degree in hand. They want to see a well-rounded applicant with real-world, tangible experience. To get your future application to stand out from the rest, get involved early! Join student groups, participate in extracurricular's, be on the lookout for internship experiences, and take your professors up on their offers to help with their big research projects. With our small class sizes, you can work side-by-side with our faculty and staff to gain all the experience you want to go as far as you’d like!

Sound like fun?

If this sounds like the kind of field you belong in, get started by applying today! If you still have questions about the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Biology as it pertains to your future goals, you can reach out to the School of Sciences for more information.

If you’re looking for careers-specific guidance like mock interviews, resume critiques, aptitude tests, and information on possible internships, the Career Center is an invaluable resource. We offer guidance to current students, alumni, and the community for free. Reach out to our office to set up an appointment or just swing by and chat!

Ready to begin your journey?