What Can I Do With a Major In Biological Science?
UGA Specific Information for Biological Science
This major provides a very flexible program of study integrating both biological and agricultural sciences. In addition, it can be used by students to prepare for professional programs in veterinary medicine, pharmacy, medicine, and dentistry, as well as for advanced degrees (Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy) in any of the biological and life sciences.
This major provides preparation for graduate or professional study as well as for employment in business, industry, or government positions requiring a broad background in the biological sciences. Opportunities for work in biology and agriculture are expected to grow as an increasing human population demands more food, fiber, and wood products, health care, and environmental stewardship. Faculty advisors at UGA help students with job and graduate school placement.
Class of 2022 Career Outcomes for Biological Science*
** Includes Self-Employed
- UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Clubs and Organizations
- UGA Animal and Dairy Science Clubs and Organizations
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- American Institute of Biological Sciences
- Society for Developmental Biology
- American Institute of Biological Sciences
- Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
- American Society of Animal Science
- Animal Health Institute
- The American Veterinary Medicine Association
- Association of American Medical Colleges
- Agriculture Future of America
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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Biological Science majors
The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|Athens-Clarke County Unified Government||Animal Caretaker||Cardiology Care Clinics||CCM Coordinator||Corey Miller||Lab Assistant||CSI Laboratories||Specimen Management Lab Assistant||Doctor Smith||Medical Assistant||Fulton County Schools||Teacher||Glenville Family Dentistry||DA||Good Hands Veterinary Hospital||Veterinary Assistant||Kersey Dental||Dental Assistant||Oak Ridge Associated Universities||Fellow||US Antarctic Program||Researcher||Walt Disney Company||Disney College Program Intern|
Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Biological Science majors
The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|Augusta University||Dental Medicine, DMD||Belmont University||Dentistry, BS/MS||Grand Canyon University||Forensic Science, MS||Illinois State University||Veterinary Medicine, PhD||Lincoln Memorial University||Veterinary Medicine, DVM||Medical Sales College||Orthopedic Device Sales, MA||Mercer University||Medicine, MD||Morehouse College||Medical Sciences, MS||Morehouse College||Medical Sciences, MS||North Carolina State University||Not Specified||Not Specified||Not Specified||University of Alabama At Birmingham||Dental Medicine, DMD||University of Alabama At Birmingham||Medicine, MD||University of Alabama At Birmingham||Optometry, OD||University of California-Los Angeles||Not Specified||University of Georgia||Veterinary Medicine, DVM||University of Georgia||Veterinary Medicine, DVM||University of Georgia||Veterinary Medicine, DVM||University of Georgia||Veterinary Medicine, DVM||University of Georgia||Poultry Science, Not Specified||University of Georgia||Poultry Science, PhD||University of Georgia||Public Health, MPH||University of Georgia||Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Master's||University of Georgia||Veterinary Medicine, PhD||University of Georgia||Veterinary Medicine, DVM||University of Georgia||Veterinary Medicine, DVM||University of Georgia||Veterinary Medicine, DVM||University of Memphis||Not Specified||West Georgia Technical College||Healthcare Management, Not Specified|