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What Can You Do with a Biology Degree?

The program in biology is for students having general or specialized interests in biology or requiring background for professional development. Biology provides pre-professional preparation for careers in biology, biochemistry, chiropractic, ecology, education, medical technology, medicine, microbiology, pharmacology, physical therapy, physiology, plant sciences, public health, zoology, and research.

Learn more about majoring in Biology at Keuka College.

Biology Internships & Field Periods

Students working toward a biology degree at Keuka College must complete a 140-hour internship each year—we call this Field Period.

Here's where some of our biology students have recently done their Field Periods. All of these organizations have indicated they'd be interested in hosting Keuka students in the future.

American Capital Equipment
Penn Yan, N.Y.
Arnot Ogden Medical Center
Elmira, N.Y.
Cattaraugus County Health Department
Olean, N.Y.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
Canandaigua, N.Y.
Farm Sanctuary
Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Geneva General Hospital
Geneva, N.Y.
Golisano's Children's Hospital
Rochester, N.Y.
Hilltop Veterinary Clinic
Virginia Beach, Va.
Humane Society at Lollypop Farm
Fairport, N.Y.
Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center
Orchard Park, N.Y.
Penn Yan Central School District
Penn Yan, N.Y.
Perinton Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Fairport, N.Y.
Sunburst Optics
Syracuse, N.Y.
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, N.D.
Wadsworth Center
Albany, N.Y.
Waverly Central School District
Waverly, N.Y.
Wellness G.I.F.T.S.
Bath, N.Y.

Biology Major Skills

What type of skills do Biology majors need to be successful? Here's a sampling.

  • Operate scientific equipment
  • analytical & quantitative skills
  • biology theory & practice knowledge
  • independent worker
  • information handling & organization
  • innovative talents
  • numerical computation
  • oral & written communication
  • problem solving
  • statistical awareness
  • teamwork
  • technical skills

What Can I Do with a Biology Degree?

With a Biology degree, you can find a career in the following:

  • Agriculture scientist
  • biochemist
  • biology photographer
  • biostatistician
  • college professor
  • consumer product research
  • crime lab analysis
  • ecologist
  • entomologist
  • fisheries biologist
  • forester
  • genetic counselor
  • health information specialist
  • horticulturist
  • industrial hygienist
  • marine biologist
  • medial technologist
  • medical illustrator
  • microbiologist
  • park naturalist
  • pharmacologist
  • physician
  • public health officer
  • researcher
  • science librarian
  • scientific information specialist
  • technical writer
  • toxicologist
  • wildlife manager
  • zoo keeper/curator

Average Annual Salary

$26,000 - Agricultural/Natural Resources; $32,000 - Management Trainee; $28,520 - Research; $30,000 - Sales (National Association of Colleges and Employers, Salary Survey: 2006-2007)