UGA Specific Information for Cellular Biology

Cell biologists are scientists who try to understand how cells function and interact at the molecular level and extrapolate this knowledge to explain the biology of whole organisms. The major is built on a curriculum of didactic and laboratory classes. These courses provide a solid grounding in general molecular biology as well as deeper insights into cell and developmental biology, infection and immunity, and the molecular mechanisms of disease. Rooted in basic science Cellular Biology classes often explore important new discoveries and concepts in medicine, biotechnology and veterinary sciences.

Approximately half of the Cellular Biology majors are members of a laboratory and conduct their own research. They work side by side with faculty, graduate students and research fellows from all over the world. Cellular Biology students make important discoveries and present their research at regional and national conferences and publish in international science journals. Undergraduate research is an exciting way to learn and understand science first hand and an important asset for application to graduate or medical school. A bachelor’s degree in Cellular Biology prepares students for entry into graduate programs in cell and molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry as well as other areas of modern biology. Cellular Biology majors are also well prepared to enter medical, veterinary, or pharmacy school. Other students may enter a professional career immediately after graduation working as laboratory technicians in the biotechnology industry or in Academia. In addition, other Cellular Biology graduates may pursue careers in teaching, forensic biology, technical writing, sales, or product development for the pharmaceutical industry.

Employers Hiring UGA Cellular Biology for the Class of 2016*

Aalto Scientific, Ltd | Atlanta Podiatry | Georgia High School Association | Good Samaritan Health Center Atlanta | National EMS, Inc. | St. Joseph’s Pediatrics LLC | Stanford University | The Jackson Laboratory | Thuy Tran

Job Titles of UGA Cellular Biology Majors for the Class of 2016*

Administative Assistant | EMT | Medical Assistant | Nail Technician | Research and Development | Research Assistant | Research Associate | Soccer Referee

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Cellular Biology Majors for the Class of 2016*

Augusta University | Mercer University | The University of Alabama at Birmingham | The University of Georgia | The University of Queensland

UGA Cellular Biology Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2016 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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