Division of Arts & Sciences

Careers in Biological Sciences

Description of the Field

Pursuing a career in biology can be immensely rewarding and exciting. Studying biology teaches us to ask questions, make observations, evaluate evidence, and solve problems. Biologists learn how living things work, how they interact with one another, and how they evolve. They may study cells under a microscope, insects in a rainforest, viruses that affect human beings, plants in a greenhouse, or lions in the African grasslands. Their work increases our understanding about the natural world in which we live and helps us address issues of personal well being and worldwide concern, such as environmental depletion, threats to human health, and maintaining viable and abundant food supplies.

Taken from the American Institute of Biological Sciences

Sample Careers in Biological Sciences (links to O*Net Online)

Biological Technicians
Biomedical Engineers
Biochemists and Biophysicists
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Dental Laboratory Technicians
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
Managers of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

There are several career paths you can follow as a biologist, besides the above listed. Visit the American Institute of Biological Sciences for more information on career paths.

Biological Sciences at Columbus State

Coursework in Biological Sciences is offered by the Department of Biological Sciences. Please visit their site for information about their pre-major programs, course offerings, and faculty.