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What Can You Do with a Biology Degree?


Lots! Biology is the study of life, which makes it a pretty huge topic. In fact, it’s so huge that it covers every bit of the living world – from cells to ecosystems. So it’s no surprise that the career possibilities for biology majors are endless!

You can work outdoors in: wildlife conservation and rehabilitation, field research, forestry, horticulture, outdoor education, agriculture, and lots more …

Or …

You can work indoors in: botanical illustration, pharmaceutical sales, medicine, outdoor education, science writing, zookeeping, business, nonprofit management, civil service, genetic counseling, lab tech, environmental law, forensic science, middle school, high school, or college teaching – just for starters.

To give you a few more ideas, check out these recent Keene State graduates who majored in biology:

  • Timothy Hastings ’13, research assistant at Joslin Diabetes Center, Allston, Massachusetts
  • Andrew Bosco, science teacher and coach, Ayeyarwaddy International School, Mandalay, Myanmar
  • Christine McInnis ’10, immune-oncology scientist, Torque Therapeutics, Boston
  • Rudo Mazaiwana ’16, associate scientist, Pfizer, Andover, Massachusetts
  • Michael McGuinness ’14, fisheries technician, Normandeau Associates, Keene, New Hampshire
  • Niko Brown ’15, biological science technician at ASDA APHIS Wildlife Service, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jenn Gordon ’11, senior quality assurance engineer, Philips Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Vanessa Poirier ’17, research technician, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jay Sahasakmontri ’16, EMT, Trinity EMS, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • J-Lynne Brown ’10, Public Health analyst, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Cara Logerfo ’14, histotechnologist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical center, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Biology. Find it here at Keene State.

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