Your major is just the beginning...

Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.

To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets (accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired > Resources).

To build your resume, please review Hiatt's sample resumes.

Internships

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The Brandeis Internship Exchange is a convenient online tool to find and share internship opportunities.

Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to search internships by major.

Biology

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Internships
What to do with a degree in Biology
Sample of Occupations
Biology Websites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

A major in Biology provides excellent preparation for students intent on careers in biological research who want to go to graduate school; for those seeking careers in medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry; for those interested in the allied health professions such as public health, genetic counseling or physical therapy; and for those interested in careers as physician assistants.

The undergraduate program in biology, leading either to the B.A. or to the B.S. degree, is designed to give students an understanding of fundamental and current biological knowledge in a variety of fields.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable excel spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Biology alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Biology major at Brandeis.

Biology Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Biology major at Brandeis.

Year  Company
Title
Industry
1996 Grayslake Animal Hospital Veterinarian Animal Care
1997 Kansas University Hospital Neurosurgery Resident Health Care
1997 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Physician, Internal Medicine Health Care
 1998  Brigham and Women's Hospital  Director of Alumni & Development Information Services Health Care Administration 
1999 IHS Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Pediatric Dentist Health Care
2000 Attleboro Gastroenterology Physician, Internal Medicine Health Care
 2000  Union Memorial Hospital, #400  Physician, Orthopedics  Health Care
2001 Cengage Learning Technology Project Manager Other
2002 University of California, San Diego Resident Physician Health Care
2003 Norwood Hospital Physician, Anesthesiologist Health Care
2005 Accion Solidaria Program Director Counseling and Social Services
 2006  Pfizer, Inc. Senior Medical Director  Industry
2006 CRA International -Pharmaceuticals Analyst Consulting
2006 Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Coordinator, General Medicine Health Care
2007 New England Center for Children Level 2 Teacher Education, PreK to 12

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus

Internships

In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.

What to Do with a Degree in Biology (.pdf)


Sample of Possible Occupations


Biology Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources