Are you wondering what you can do with a Biology degree? Our degree provides you with a broad and diverse base of biological knowledge, and then allows you to specialize in your upper level electives. Watch David Epstein explain why a generalist approach early in your career sets you up to excel later on.
There are excellent employment opportunities for those trained in the life sciences with a BS degree. Our recent grads have landed at government labs at the CDC, FDA, GBI, and the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH; companies like Proctor, Gamble and the Institute for Advanced Medical Research, and ScitoVation; working with animals at Zoo Atlanta and the Yerkes Primate Center; in service positions with the PeaceCorps and AmeriCorps; in human health at LabCorp, Providence OBGYN, Scribe America, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; and in science education positions at Fernbank Museum and as Biology teachers in area schools. Check out the information below for exploring careers in the life sciences:
- Participating in the Biology major Internship Program provides direct, hands-on experience in how a Biology degree can be used to obtain employment upon graduation.
- Serving as a Biology Teaching Assistant also provides great experience as a leader and educator
- The Career Center is also a resource for exploring careers in the life sciences.
- Graduate School: A degree in Biology gives you flexibility to pursue diverse fields of study in graduate programs focusing on topics such as bioinformatics, molecular biology, physiology, microbiology, conservation biology, public health, marine biology, engineering, business, education, and a myriad of other options. Check out the information below for exploring graduate school options:
- Getting involved in undergraduate research is one of the most important things you can do to prepare for graduate school
- Biology Teaching Assistant experience can also give you a competitive edge for graduate school applications
- The School of Biological Sciences also offers two 5-year BS/MS programs including a
- Biology faculty advisors are great resources for graduate school advising
- Georgia Tech's Pre-Graduate Advising office is also a great resource for graduate school preparation
Georgia Tech Biology graduates are regularly accepted into schools of medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine, among others. Check out the resources below to find out more about these and other pre-health options:
- Explore the Pre-health curriculum built into the Biology degree
- Contact the Pre-Health Advising Office
- Join the Georgia Tech chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) premedical society
- Explore the many other student organizations focused on pre-health professional development and service
- Alumni Profiles: To discover what some former students are doing with their B.S. in Biology, check out our School of Biological Sciences Alumni Profiles.