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?
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.
Careers that often interest Biology majors include:
Blood Bank Technologist
Crime Lab Analyst
Field Study Coordinator
Food and Drug Inspector
Health Program Assistant
Medical Equipment Sales
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Public Health Specialist
Quality Control Specialist
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.
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)
Careers in Biology, American Institute of Biological Sciences
Careers in Biology
Careers in Marine Biology/Oceanography
Genetics & Biosciences
What is a Microbiologist?
Click here to see where Biology majors have landed jobs after graduation.
For more information about the Biology major, visit the WFU Department of Biology.