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What Can You do With a Graduate Degree in Applied Biology?

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The MS degree in Applied Biology addresses the growing need for a technologically trained workforce with special skills in laboratory, biotechnology and environmental science. The curriculum emphasizes skills development in a research setting and relates practical experiences to a strong background in theory. An optional thesis and an accelerated 4+1 MS option for advanced undergraduates are included for those students who plan to continue their post-graduate studies.


Job Titles:  top

  • Click here to find out more about the job titles below- (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
  • academic and hospital researcher
  • biotechnologist
  • dentistry
  • ecologist
  • environmental scientist
  • food industries specialist
  • forensic scientist
  • government agencies (FBI, FDA, DNR, NASA, USDA)
  • lawyer*
  • medical doctor*
  • nurse*
  • pharmaceutical rep
  • physical therapist*
  • physician assistant*
  • public health specialist
  • science writer
  • vet tech
  • wildlife management specialist
  • Biochemists
  • Biologist
  • Biological researcher
  • Biophysicists
  • Botanists
  • College/University Professor*
  • Ecologists
  • Environmental impact specialist
  • Fish and game warden
  • Forester
  • Geneticists
  • Marine biologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Physiologist
  • Plant pathologist
  • Range conservationist
  • Science columnist
  • Toxicologist
  • Wildlife refuge manager
  • Zoologists

Places of Employment:  top

  • Industry and laboratories:
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Healthcare
    • Agriculture production
    • Food processing and safety
    • Environmental
    • Private research institutions
    • Public health departments
    • State and federal government:
      • National Science Foundation
      • National Institutes of Health
      • Food and Drug Administration
      • Environmental Protection Agency
      • Department of Agriculture
      • Armed Services
      • Department of Homeland Security
    • State and local government laboratories/agencies
    • Colleges and universities
  • Professional schools including colleges of pharmacy, dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, and agriculture
    • Federal laboratories and regulatory agencies:
      • National Institutes of Health
      • Food and Drug Administration
    • State and local public health departments
    • Clinics and hospitals
    • Private research foundations
    • Independent laboratories
    • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Colleges and universities, especially colleges of agriculture and veterinary medicine
    • Veterinary hospitals
    • State and federal government:
      • Departments of Agriculture, Interior, and Health
    • Independent laboratories:
      • Food production
      • Textiles
      • Chemical
      • Pharmaceutical
      • Forestry products
    • Zoos and aquariums
    • Fish hatcheries
    • Wildlife preserves and parks
    • Conservation agencies
    • Botanical gardens and arboretums
    • Museums
    • Agricultural experiment stations
    • Inspection agencies and control boards
    • National and international environmental organizations
    • Private recreation organizations
  • Federal and state government
  • Law firms
  • Large corporations

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