Biology careers and graduate study students in the fi

Your biology major prepares you for a wide variety of careers and graduate study. Many research opportunities on campus can better prepare you for graduate school or for careers in the field or the lab. Our Cornell Summer Research Institute pairs faculty with students for research projects. 

For those interested in health professions, the Berry Career Institute supports a wide range of opportunities, including the following:

  • Professional workshops and seminars
  • Assistance with admission test preparation, including the MCAT, GRE, PCAT, and DAT
  • Navigating the graduate admission processes
  • Access to a Health Professions Committee that serves in an advisory capacity

Biology alumni careers

Where have our recent biology alumni established careers?

  • Shorebird beach warden, National Audubon Society, Charleston, South Carolina (Class of 2015)
  • Medical scribe, ScribeAmerica, Hoboken, New Jersey (Class of 2015)
  • Lab technician, Heska Corporation, Pleasant Hill, Iowa (Class of 2014)
  • Advanced naturalist, K-12 Youth & Family Programs, Audubon Center of the North Woods, Sandstone, Minnesota (Class of 2014)
  • Assistant education specialist and teacher-naturalist, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Hyrum, Utah (Class of 2014)
  • Laboratory senior technician, Roquette America Inc.,Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Class of 2013)
  • Physician assistant, Allina Health MD CARE, Minnetonka, Minnesota (Class of 2011)

Graduate schools attended

  • Ph.D., pharmacy, the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Class of 2013)
  • M.S., biology, the University of Western Illinois, Macomb, Illinois (Class of 2013)
  • M.A., biology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (Class of 2013)
  • M.S., biology, the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Class of 2012)
  • Ph.D., genealogical studies, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (Class 0f 2011)
  • M.S., biomedical science, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois (Class of 2011)
  • M.S., physician assistant studies, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (Class of 2011)