Biology

The biology major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Careful record keeping skills.
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Advanced critical thinking, problem solving, and research skills.
  • Capability of conducting research and statistically analyzing the data.
  • Ability to use scientific equipment and measuring instruments.
  • Capacity to understand and express complex scientific and technical information.
  • Skills to use logic, the scientific method, and knowledge of scientific theories to solve problems in industry, heath, agriculture, mining, and space.
  • Expert analysis of biological and chemical substances.
  • Foundation to test products and equipment to ensure quality and safety.
  • Qualifications to identify and treat contaminants in air, water, and soil.
  • Potential to predict outcomes of mixing substances.
  • Ability to use heat, light, energy, and chemical catalysts to change substances.
  • Capability to improve industrial processes with the purpose of creating more efficient and effective methods for creating and studying of chemicals.

Please Note: It is possible to obtain both the bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in biology within a five-year period. This program is intended for the most serious student of biology, and application must be made by the beginning of the junior year to the Director of the Department’s Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee.

Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Agronomist
Air / Water Quality Analyst
Animal Breeder
Biostatistician
Biology Teacher
Botanist
Chemist
Crime Laboratory Analyst
Dentist
Ecologist
Embryologist
Entomologist
Environmental Analyst
Epidemiologist
Food / Drug Inspector
Forensic Scientist
Geneticist
Horticulturist
Hydrologist
Laboratory Technician
Marine Biologist
Medical Equipment Sales
Medical Illustrator
Microbiologist
Patent Attorney
Parasitologist
Pathologist
Pharmaceutical Development
Pharmaceutical Sales
Physician
Physician Assistant
Physical Therapist
Pharmacist
Professor
Public Health Educator
Science Librarian
Technical Writer
Toxicologist
Veterinarian
Zoologist

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni: careercounselor@adelphi.edu
Employers: employerservices@adelphi.edu

Department of Biology
p – 516.877.4200

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