Do you love studying nature and the complexity of life? Biology is the science of life. In biology study everything from plants and animals to cells and bacteria.  

Biology career options include a choice of dozens of intriguing specialties. Concentrate on microbiology and investigate viruses, bacteria, or molds. Or focus on cytology and study cells or histology and delve into the structure of animal and vegetable tissue. There’s also ichthyology, parasitology, embryology, genetics, ecology, and biochemistry, among other choices in the field.  

Careers in Research, Education, Healthcare, and Biotechnology

Whether working in a lab, teaching classes, or working directly with plants, animals, or humans, a degree in biology can lead to many specialized fields.  

  • Start a career as a clinical or laboratory technician.
  • Get a job teaching or doing research.
  • Prepare for further study in the medical field to become a dentist, chiropractor, physician, or osteopath
  • Work in biotechnology, microbiology, or biomedical engineering
  • Work in conservation or become a zoologist or botanist

Transfer Opportunities and Pathways

A Biology major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors to explore, that could align better with your interests. Examples include Ecology, Microbiology, Marine Biology, Animal Science, Bioengineering, Health Science, Biochemistry, Public Health, Neurobiology, and many more.

  • Search a list of Biology related majors at the UCs and CSUs
  • Compare average admit GPAs across similar majors at the UCs
  • Learn what major prep courses you need to take in order to transfer to the UCs or CSUs
  • Explore similar majors at private and out-of-state institutions
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