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Biology BS Handout


What can I do with this major?

Related Career Titles
Search for potential careers/jobs with these position titles


  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist
  • Veterinarian

Allied Health

  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Nursing

Health Related

  • Clinical Lab Sciences
  • Bioethicist
  • Dietician
  • Genetic Counseling



  • Conservation Biologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forest Ranger
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Marine Biologist

Plant Biology

  • Botanist
  • Ethnobotanist
  • Horticulture
  • Landscaping


  • Biology Teacher K-12
  • College Professor
  • Museum Educator
  • Nature Center/Parks



  • Food Safety Expert
  • Zymurgy (Beer/Winemaking)
  • Drug Testing/Quality Control

Animal Care/Research

  • Zookeeper
  • Gamekeeper
  • Fisheries/Aquaculture


  • National Health (FDA, CDC, USDA, NIH)
  • City/Community Health
  • Bioterrorism Expert

Professional Organizations
Affiliate yourself with groups to network and learn about the field:

  • American Medical Students Association (UHD group)
  • The Darwin and Leeuwenhoek Society, UHD branch of American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • Environmental Club (UHD group)
  • Health Professions Organization (UHD group)


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Graduate School Considerations *Programs not offered at UHD

  • Master of Science in Data Analytics
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Biology*
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology*
  • Doctor of Dentistry*
  • Master of Science in Bioinformatics*
  • Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology*
  • Master of Science in Environmental Biology*
  • Master of Public Health*
  • Doctor of Medicine*
  • Doctor of Pharmacy*

Community Partnerships

Research local organizations offering field experiences to students pursuing a Biology degree.

  • Memorial Hermann
  • BP
  • Texas Children’s
  • UT Medical Branch
  • RiceTec
  • Houston Zoo
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • City of Houston, Health & Human Services
  • Houston Renewable Energy Group
  • MD Anderson
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mad Science of Houston
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Bayou Land Conservancy
  • Koala Sports Medicine Center
  • Harris County Institute for Forensic Sciences

What is Biology?

The Bachelor of Science degree is designed to meet the personal and career goals and interests of the student. The program allows the student a certain amount of flexibility in tailoring a degree program to his/her unique needs, yet does so within the confines of a traditional major in biology.

  • Environmental Biosciences
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
  • Science Education