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What can I do with a degree in biology?

What CAN'T you do with a degree in biology? The amount of knowledge you will have gained by the time you graduate, along with your research skills, will have you prepared for the next step. Whether you want to continue in your education or start a career that you are passionate about, you'll be ready. Below are just a few examples of what type of careers you can have as a biology major.

Lab Careers 

  • Bio-Engineer Genetic Researcher
  • Brewery Lab Technician 
  • Water Quality Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Lab Technician

Health Careers

  • Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Genetic Researcher 
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Chiropractor

Field Careers

  • Park Ranger 
  • Biologist 
  • Aquatic Biologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Zoologist
  • Ecologist

Preparing you for what's next

Whether you are looking to continue your education or land a job when you graduate, Career Services can get you ready. The helpful people at Career Services review résumés, conduct practice interviews, and connect Blugolds with great job opportunities. 

Learn about their services

Jennifer Dahl at WSTS

Liberal arts key to science careers

Today’s workplace demands more of scientists than complicated lab work. Some of the most pressing issues we face as a society must be tackled by teams of scientists and engineers.

Find out why
Casey Huxtable

Man on a mission

Casey Huxtable, '15 microbiology, had his mind set on medical school when he began at UWEC. When he changed his plans, he had no idea that his microbiology major would still take him on a path toward saving lives, just not the way he had expected.

Casey's career path

Blugolds in the wild

Our alumni are always doing really cool things. Some are continuing their education while others are living what they learned. No matter which path they are on, they are well-prepared with the skills gained through a liberal arts degree. See what a few of them are up to. 

One more cool thing about our alumni is that they are always looking to help out their fellow Blugolds. Our alumni are spread throughout the world working in a variety of different professions. Check out the Handshake to connect with Blugolds working in careers or places you're interested in. 


Jared Metropulos, Cameron, and Brandon Stradel, Denmark, who both graduated from UW-Eau Claire in May

Blazing a medical trail

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s new Green Bay campus welcomed two recent UW-Eau Claire biology graduates to its inaugural class in July.

Follow their journey
Dr. Tali Lee and research student

Surprise findings in ecosystem research

Grassland plants are responding in unexpected ways to increased carbon dioxide in the air, a finding that could influence whether land ecosystems will continue to absorb as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they do currently.

Published works
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