Explore Careers

The multidisciplinary science curriculum requires basic mastery of several sciences beyond the introductory level. It is this breadth that makes the major an ideal choice for students interested in health-related careers such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, nursing, or medical technology. The major works well to provide a broad scientific background for students interested in engineering and other science careers.

Through the Multidisciplinary Science program, pre-health science students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, or related fields can meet professional school admission requirements. Multidisciplinary science, when combined with a minor or a second major, can also work well for students planning careers in science-related business, public relations, and human services. Multidisciplinary science provides students with a foundation for employment in:

  • Industry and laboratories
  • Medicine and allied health practice
  • State and federal government agencies
  • Science journals
  • Research institutes
  • Colleges and universities
  • K-12 schools

Multidisciplinary science can also provide a strong background for certain teacher education licensure programs. Students interested in teaching science in middle school and high school should be aware that the integrated science endorsement requires broader preparation than the minimum requirements for the major. The College of Education offers a fifth-year program for a science teaching licensure at the secondary level.

Interested in applying computer science and statistics to solve big-data problems in biology, biotechnology, and precision medicine? The UO offers an accelerated Bioinformatics Master's program that brings together learners from diverse scientific backgrounds into a cohort-based learning model. This program at the Knight Campus is designed to meet the needs of industry, the medical field, and academic institutions in the new genomic era.

In addition to advising within the Multidisciplinary Science program, students have access to campus resources to help them prepare for careers, find internship opportunities, and apply for jobs.

Alumni Careers

Alumni from the Multidisciplinary Science program have gone on to use the skills they learned in the following careers:

  • GIS analyst
  • Software developer
  • Medical doctor
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Dentist
  • Science teacher
  • Pharmacist
  • EKG technician
  • Veterinary technician
  • Physician's assistant
  • Medical records lead

Career Information Links

Bureau of Labor Statistics 
Career Fairs at UO 
O-Net online 
Occupational Outlook Handbook Online