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Biology

1. What is the Biology major?
2. What careers often interest Biology majors?
3. What skills are developed within this major?
4. What Biology resources are available?
5. Where have Wake Forest graduates landed jobs with this major?
6. Where can I get more information about the Biology major?

1. What is the Biology major?

Biology encompasses the study of all living organisms, including microbes, plants, and animals. The study of biology includes various aspects of life; including basic organization (molecular, cellular, tissues, organs), how organisms function and their roles in the natural environment, how hereditary information is transferred, and development of biotechnology.

Biology graduates are broadly trained and well prepared for admission into strong graduate programs in the biological sciences and professional schools (medical, dental, and veterinary). They may also directly assume positions in government, education, industry, or certain technical fields.

2. What careers often interest Biology majors?

Careers that often interest Biology majors include:

Biochemist
Bioinformaticist
Blood Bank Technologist
Clinical Pathologist
Crime Lab Analyst
Cytotechnologist
Dentist
Dietician
Educator
Environmental Specialist
Field Study Coordinator
Food and Drug Inspector
Genetic Counselor
Health Program Assistant
Hemotherapist
Histologist
Lab Technician
Legal Assistant
Medical Equipment Sales
Medical Investigator
Medical Librarian
Medical Writer
Microbiologist
Optometrist
Parasitologist
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Physical Therapist
Physician
Physician’s Assistant
Public Health Specialist
Quality Control Specialist
Toxicologist

3. What skills are developed within this major?

Skills developed within this major: Organizing ideas/information; Applying scientific concepts to problems; Making projections from data; Ability to make critical observations and appropriate decisions; Ability to operate scientific equipment; Ability to organize and maintain accurate records; Good vision and manual dexterity; Ability to conduct and clearly explain scientific research; Strong mathematical background; Proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and memorization; and sensitivity to the health and safety of others.

4. What Biology resources are available?

Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society
The American Institute of Biological Sciences
American Society for Microbiology
Organization of Biological Field Stations
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
BiologyJobs.com
ScienceJobs.com
Careers in Biology, American Institute of Biological Sciences
Careers in Biology
Careers in Marine Biology/Oceanography
Forensic Biologist
Genetics & Biosciences
What is a Microbiologist?

5. Where have Wake Forest graduates landed jobs with this major?

Click here to see where Biology majors have landed jobs after graduation.

6. Where can I get more information about the Biology major?

For more information about the Biology major, visit the WFU Department of Biology.