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Biology is a diverse discipline, ranging from the basic biochemistry of living cells to the functioning of entire ecosystems. Many biological scientists work in research and development in such areas as: researching solutions to human disease; studying living organisms including viruses, bacteria, and other infectious agents; finding solutions to preserve and repair the natural environment; and other areas. Biology majors learn the concepts and facts of modern biology and receive training in current laboratory skills. The biology program at CSU provides training in the fundamentals of all the major areas of biology, while at the same time allowing students some freedom to tailor an individual plan of study with a faculty advisor.


Graduates with bachelor's degrees in biology are employed in a great variety of jobs such as entry-level technicians in hospitals and research centers, technical sales and service representatives, high school teachers of biology/science (licensure required), and environmental site assessment scientists.

Bachelor graduates also pursue advanced degrees to receive doctorates in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science; or pursue master's and Ph.D. degrees in biology or a related science. Master's degree graduates assume positions of greater technical and supervisory responsibility in laboratories and industry and work in biology research. Doctoral (Ph.D.) graduates assume university faculty positions teaching and directing research, direct research in government labs, or direct research in high level positions in industry.

For more information, visit CSU's Biology Department's website



Animal Scientist  Environmental Health Marine Fisheries/Worker 
Aquaculture Farmer Environmental Protection Marine Geologist
Aqua culturist Ergonomist  Marine Sales 
Aquarium & Museum Fish Hatchery Tech Marine Tourist Worker
Aquarium Technician Fisheries Conservation Market Research Analyst 
Aquatic Biologist Florist  Medical Illustrator
Barrier Beach Mgr Food Scientist-Tech Medical Laboratory Tech
Bio-Engineer  Forester Medical Librarian 
Bio-Technologist Genetic Eng. Research Medical Technologist
Biochemist Geographer Meteorologist 
Biometrician  Health Officer  Microbiologist 
Boat Builder & Repair Horticulturist  Molecular Biologist
Botanist Hospital Administrator  Mortician 
Chem. Oceanographer Hydrographic Surveyor Museum/Aquarium Admin.
Chiropractor Industrial Hygienist  Mycologist
Coastal Resources Mgr. Industrial Marine Econ. Naval Architect
Commercial Fish. Eng. Limnological Technician Net Designer
Coroner  Marine-Coastal Consult Neurobiologist
Dentist Marine Bacteriologist  Oceanographer
Dietitian & Nutritionist Marine Biologist Paramedic
Ecologist  Marine Ecologist Parasitologist 
Pharmacy Technician  Physical Therapist Pharmaceutical Sales
Science Lab Tech. Public Health Worker  Physician 
Zoologist Science Teacher Salt Marsh Manager 
Wildlife Resources Mgr. State Parks & Recreation Science Writer
Technical Writer  Test-Inspection Tech. Soil Conservationist 
Underwater Technician  Veterinarian  Systems Analyst 
Geophysicist/ Physicist Wildlife Biologist  Toxicologist 
Water Quality Technician Film Maker Science Illustrator
Commercial Inland Water Transportation Worker  Seafood Processor-Researcher  




Operate scientific equipment Independent worker
Information handling & organization Curiosity and creativity
Biology theory & practical knowledge Statistical awareness
Oral & written communication Numerical computation
Analytical & quantitative abilities Innovative talents
Problem solving Technical skills



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