What can I do with a major in...Biological Sciences?
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Biological sciences includes many different aspects of biology, including anatomy and physiology; bioinformatics; botany (the study of plants); ecology (the study of the relationship between organisms and the environment), microbiology (the study of microscopic organisms); molecular biology (the study of how organisms function at the molecular level); and zoology (the study of animals).
What skills will I develop?
- Ability to make critical observations and decisions
- Proficiency in reading, writing, thinking, questioning, analyzing, and problem solving
- Ability to operate scientific equipment
- Ability to conduct and explain scientific research
- A thorough knowledge of basic biological theories and practices
- Proficiency in public speaking and writing
- Ability to organize and maintain accurate records
- Ability to concentrate for long periods of time
- Animal Research Technician
- Genetic Counselor
- Forensic Science Technician
- Medical Researcher
- Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
- Science Columnist
- Soil Conservationist
- Wildlife Specialist
What can I do to find out if biological sciences is for me?
- Take a biological science course
- Speak with a student majoring in biological science s
- Research careers in the biological science field
- Conduct informational interviews
- Network with biological science professionals
- Volunteer or work part time in a biological science position
- Participate in an environmental concerns group
- Join a biological sciences club
- Visit the UW-Parkside Career Center