Careers and graduate study

Your biochemistry and molecular biology major prepares you for a wide range of graduate and professional programs, as well as for technical careers in a variety of fields. If you are interested in the health professions, you can take advantage of the individualized advising offered by Dimensions.

Alumni careers

A few of the locations where recent graduates are working:

  • Professional Research Assistant at the University of Colorado - Denver (Class of 2015)
  • Laboratory Research Technician at the University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine (Class of 2015)
  • Laboratory senior technician at Roquette America Inc., Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Class of 2013)
  • Production chemist at Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, California (Class of 2013)
  • Pathology aide at Poudre Valley Health Center, Fort Collins, Colorado (Class of 2013)
  • Program specialist at University of Texas Medical Branch, Memphis, Tennessee (Class of 2011)
  • Laboratory technician at Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, Galveston, Texas (Class of 2010)
  • Doctor of Osteopathy at University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine, Appleton, Wisconsin (Class of 2010)
  • Quality assurance manager at TriLink Biotechnology, San Diego, California (Class of 2007)
  • Physician assistant at Lone Tree Medical Center, Hastings, Nebraska (Class of 2007)
  • Genetic counselor at Minnesota Department of Public Health, Minneapolis (Class of 2007)
  • Otolaryngology resident at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Class of 2007)
  • Production scientist at Integrated DNA Technologies, Coralville, Iowa (Class of 2006)
  • Director of forensic science laboratory at Department of Forensic Sciences, Washington, D.C. (Class of 1998)

Graduate schools attended

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, University of Iowa (Class of 2015)
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Columbia University (Class of 2015)
  • M.A. in Biology, University of Eastern Illinois (Class of 2015)
  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of Utah (Class of 2015)
  • Ph.D. in pharmacy, University of Minnesota (Class of 2013)
  • Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology, Baylor College of Medicine (Class of 2013)
  • M.D., University of Missouri (Class of 2012)
  • Master of Forensic Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Class of 2011)
  • M.D., Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University (Class of 2011)
  • Doctor of Osteopathy, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Class of 2010)
  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Class of 2008)