Biologists study living organisms: how they grow, reproduce, and interact among themselves and with their environment. Specialization in a particular aspect of biology is common. Regardless of the area of specialization, in modern biology, full understanding of a process requires integrating studies at many levels of organization: populations, individual organisms, organ systems, cells and molecules. Most biologists conduct research to answer the basic questions of how organisms are interrelated. The result of this can include advances in medicine and public policy. Biology majors are inquisitive. They want to know how and why things work and like to analyze how things are interrelated. This major prepares you for a multitude of employment possibilities including graduate schools and careers in biomedicine and research, allied health, private industry, and education. Options at UCCS include:
- B.S. in Biology - general option
- B.S. in Biology - biomedical sciences
- Environmental Scientist
- Food Scientist
- Forest Ranger
- Research Assistant
- Forensic Scientist
- *Clinical Lab Scientist/Medical Technologist
- *Health Care Professional - post bachelor’s
- *Research Scientist
- *Patent Agent
- *Zoologist/Animal Biologist/Wildlife Biologist
- *May require additional education or certification
- 2013 Annual median salary for Biological Scientists is $67,000; employment is expected to grow 17% by 2020
- 2013 Annual median salary for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists is $60,400; employment is expected to grow 7% by 2020.
- 2013 Annual median for Forensic Science Technicians is $56,400; employment is expected to grow 22% by 2020.
- 2013 Annual median salary for Medical/Clinical Lab Technologists is $60,000; employment is expected to grow 24% by 2020.
- 2013 Annual median salary for Middle School Teacher is $47,700; employment is expected to grow 28% by 2020.
For More Information
- Occupational Outlook Handbook