What You Can Do with a Major in Biology

You want to know the world better and you’re inspired to find answers. We understand that. And the Aurora University biology department has created an engaging laboratory of learning just for you.

Our science faculty shares your inquisitive nature. It’s about exploring the way life works and advancing knowledge. It’s also about applying what we’ve learned to thoughtful research, finding purpose in the work we perform and sharing our results with other scholars. We believe our purpose is to enable biology students—through their studies and findings—to go out and change the world for the better.

Recommended for students who are interested in increasing their awareness and appreciation of the living world and who want a strong, broad-based degree in the natural sciences.

POTENTIAL CAREER TITLES

Prepare for potential careers as a(n):

  • Biologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Botanist/Horticulturist
  • Ecologist/Environmental Protection
  • Fisheries Conservation
  • Food Scientist/Technician
  • Market Research Analyst 
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Public Health Worker 
  • Science Writer/Illustrator
  • Science Lab Technician
  • Soil Conservationist 
  • Water Quality Technician
  • Wildlife Resources Manager

Potential careers for graduates with additional education or experience:

  • Dentist
  • Dietitian & Nutritionist
  • Educator
  • Industrial Hygienist 
  • Medical Technologist
  • Meteorologist 
  • Neurobiologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician 
  • Veterinarian
  • Geneticist

CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES

CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES

Student organizations:

  • AU Students for Wellness
  • Mu Sigma Pi (Pre-Health Professional Club)

On-campus employment:

  • Lab Positions

Volunteering:

  • Animal Shelter
  • Environmental Agency
  • Park District

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT CAREER SERVICES:

630-844-5403 | career@aurora.edu | aurora.edu/career
Eckhart Hall, Room 316