Degree Description

Biology Major

If living beings fascinate you—be they of the human, microbial, or plant variety—then you’re a candidate for a biology degree. Your research could contribute to solving world hunger through the study of food production; finding solutions to environmental degradation and population control; and improving human health.

Outside of Biology Classes

Outside of Class

Opportunities abound to extend your learning beyond the classroom, including Pre-Health Professions Club; the Women in STEM (WSTEM) Leadership Scholarship; an on-campus internship, or internship at a hospital, doctor’s office, research lab, or business; career and peer mentoring; the WSTEM Mentoring Program, pairing women in STEM majors with established professionals in the field; and Beta Beta Beta (honors society).

Resources for getting a biology job

Career Crossing

The Career Center offers opportunities for science majors to explore a future in their chosen fields, including STEM resume workshops (STEM Resumania), career assessment and testing, career fairs, and on-campus recruiting.
A STEM specialized career fair each year allows students to interview for jobs and internships with top companies, such as NIH and Astra Zeneca.

Mount graduates with biology degrees

After You Graduate

The world is your oyster with a biology degree. Find a career in:
  • public health
  • medical technology
  • agriculture
  • physical therapy
  • biotechnology
  • toxicology
  • government laboratories
Among the organizations biology grads work for are:
  • botanical parks
  • crime/forensic labs
  • medical research labs
  • National Science Foundation
  • public health departments
  • zoos and aquariums