Biology (B.S.)

With an undergraduate degree in biology, students will be prepared for graduate study in the life sciences, laboratory work and research in biotechnical and biomedical industries, as well as professional careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, and other allied health areas.

Pursuing a B.S. degree provides students a more focused science curriculum with additional preparation in a chosen field of study. Bachelor of Science students may elect to formally specialize in anatomy, microbiology or cell-molecular biology. 

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Bioinformatics Technician

  • My future career:

    Biologist

  • My future career:

    Physicians

  • My future career:

    Soil and Plant Specialist

  • My future career:

    Surgeon

  • My future career:

    Veterinarian

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
    • For More Information**

    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Agricultural and Food Service Specialist
    • Animal Care and Service Worker
    • Biological and Medical Scientist
    • Biomedical Engineer