Careers in Biology

What can I do with this major?

Sample job titles of CSB/SJU Biology alums:

Physician Chiropractor Medical Director Technical Writer
Administration Budget Coordinator Radiation Technologist Optometrist Physician Assistant
Professor of Anatomy Director of Human Resources Wildlife Biologist Occupational Therapist
Medical Sales Representative Environmental Planner HIV Testing Advisor Speech Pathologist
Insurance Representative Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Graduate Placement Advisor Adoption Counselor
Dentist Epidemiologist Veterinarian Science Teacher
Marketing Manager Design Engineer Education Consultant Cytotechnologist
Research Scientist Lawyer Anesthesiologist Senior Financial Analyst

Student Spotlights:

  • Hieu Van '16 (Biochemistry), Cancer Research Summer Fellow, University of CO Cancer Center
  • Nick Zweber '13 (Biology), Mossel Bay, South Africa

Alum Spotlights:

  • Mike Bancks '08 (Biology), Graduate Student (NHLBI Pre-Doctoral Fellow), University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Corey Brenner '97 (Biology), Owner/Dentist, Brenner Family Dental
  • Jessica (Mader) Cavazos '08 (Biology), Health Educator, Newborn Screening Program and Public Health Laboratory, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN
  • Trace Christensen '89 (Biology), Sr. Research Technician, Electron Microscopy Core Facility, Mayo Clinic
  • Jenny (Stephenson) Dixon '04 (Biology & Environmental Studies), Environmental Protection Specialist, US EPA
  • Autumn Durfey '07 (Biology), Graduate Student (Master's in Public Health in the Division of Environment Health), University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Brian Hansen '06 (Biochemistry), Internal Medicine Physician, HealthEast, St. Paul, MN
  • Jason Hoffmann '08 (Biology & Environmental Studies), Estimator/Project Manager, Quam Construction Co. 
  • John Kamman '05 (Biology), Director of Admissions & Systems, Ecology Project International (EPI), Missoula, MT
  • Alyssa Meuwissen '12, (Psychology & Biology), Research Associate at the Center for Early Education and Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Jessica Nelson '09 (Biology & Peace Studies), Research Consultant at The Lewin Group, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN
  • Jill Pyatt '09 (Biology), Field Ecologist, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
  • Nritya Ramani '08 (Biology), Content Writer at BlogMutt
  • Heather Stoven '1998 (Biology), Pest Protection and Pest Management, University of California at Davis
  • Mary Sweet '13 (Biology & Hispanic Studies), Bioinformatics Post-Doc, Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine
  • Emily Tschida '16 (Biology), Peace Corps English Education Volunteer (TEFL Certified) in Comoros
  • Alex Van Loh '14 (Biology), Volunteer, MN Green Corps

To explore more of what CSB/SJU alums are doing with this major, visit the XPD Resource Centers and check out the Alum Career Network database. 

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Visit CSB/SJU XPD for further information about major selection and career exploration. Career coaches and student career assistants are available to assist you as you research personal interests, values, and skills.