More than 97 percent of USF’s Natural Science Department graduates have obtained employment or entered graduate school within six months of graduation.
USF biology graduates have pursued careers in medicine, biological research, forensic science, physical therapy, pharmacy, dentistry, teaching and related areas. There also are career opportunities in developing better crops, fighting human and animal disease and overseeing breeding of endangered species.
The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree is appropriate for students interested in pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-physician assistant, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-optometry and pre-veterinary study, as well as for those interested in graduate school or teaching in high schools (Secondary Certification).
The Biology degree is so appealing because of the many doors it opens to career options. A biology graduate is very marketable. They can enter the education field; be employed in museums, nature centers and labs.
Biology majors also use their degrees in creative professions when they write or provide artwork for scientific journals and other publications. The legal profession needs biologists for environmental and medical cases.
Students majoring in the Natural Sciences have the educational foundation to continue their studies at professional schools in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, veterinary medicine, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic medicine and osteopathic medicine.