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What can you do with a Biology Degree from the University of Oregon?

Graduate Schools:


  • MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Veterinary (DVM)
  • Allied Health Professional
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Physical Therapy (LPT)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Dentistry (DDS)
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathy (DO)
  • Opthamology
  • MD Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Pharmacy
  • EMT
  • Podiatry
  • Naturopathic Medicine (NP)
  • Osteopathic Medicine


  • MS PhD Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Ecology Evolution
  • Marine Biology

Health Services:

  • Hospital
  • Clinic
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Medical School
  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Blood Bank

Private Industry:

    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Food Processing
    • Wood Product
    • Environmental Service
    • Research Laboratory
    • Fishery
    • Biotechnology
    • Insurance
    • Market Research
    • Chemical Company
    • Oil Company
    • Manufacturing
    • Consulting Firm
    • Nurseries
    • Computer Companies
    • Publisher

      Government Agencies:

      • Federal:
        • US Department:
          • Agriculture
          • Interior
          • Commerce
          • State
          • Health
          • Education
          • Welfare
          • Defense
      • State:
        • Forestry
        • Fish & Wildlife
        • PEACE CORPS
        • Conservation
        • Health Department
        • Park
        • Nature Center
        • Waste Management
        • Pathology
        • Crime Laboratory


      • Elementary
      • Secondary
      • Community College
      • 4-year College
      • University
      • Research Center

      Non-Profit Organizations:

      • Museum
      • Botanical Garden
      • Zoo
      • Conservation Organization
      • Science & Technology Center
      • Research Organization

      Why study Biology or Marine Biology?

      Read about examples of career paths and actual alumni jobs

      biology alum ryan sayegh sitting in front of moss-covered rock outcropping

      “My degree at the University of Oregon exposed me to biological research in an innovative landscape. Knowing that lab research was possible at an undergraduate level, I pursued it and completed an honors thesis with plenty of support from the department and its faculty. The chance to do independent research strengthened me as an applicant and as a scientist, and without that support I don’t think I would be where I am today.”

      Ryan Sayegh, BS with Honors in Biology, 2019, currently a graduate student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology in the PhD program at University of Colorado, Boulder

      Biology alum Eden Brush in front of snow-covered lake

      “The biology curriculum at the University of Oregon equipped me with the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic fields of genetics and biotechnology. In addition, the research and teaching opportunities through the department armed me with scientific communication skills that will allow me to combat health disparities as a future genetic counselor. I am forever grateful for the lasting relationships I've built with biology faculty and the curiosity my degree has fostered.”

      Eden Brush, BS in Biology, 2019, currently a Genetic Counselor Assistant; incoming genetic counseling graduate student at Columbia University 

      Talia Park, BS with Honors in Biology, 2022

      “The skills you develop through biology classes refine your ability to problem solve, work in teams, and apply critical thinking, which are all essential for success in post-baccalaureate programs. The opportunity to participate in research and gain experiences related to new and relevant scientific studies was invaluable and gave me the confidence and experience necessary to pursue medical school.”

      Talia Park, BS with Honors in Biology, 2022

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