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Careers & Graduate Information

Biology is of fundamental importance because it provides insights into living systems from the level of ecosystems to the level of sub-cellular molecules. The Biology major prepares students for careers in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, plant and animal biology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and field biology. Students can develop Biology programs to prepare for medical, dental, veterinary, agriculture, or other professional schools, or for graduate programs in scientific research. The major also establishes a foundation for interdisciplinary careers in biological resources management, human biology, nutritional sciences, and science communications (technical writing, journalism, and nature interpretation).

UW-Green Bay Biology graduates are employed in industry (pharmaceuticals, paper making, food processing, hospitals and clinics, agriculture, and others), government agencies (Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and others), environmental consulting firms, and education at all levels. About 40 percent of biology graduates pursue advanced degrees in graduate and professional schools.