Careers in Biology

A degree in biology opens up a wide array of career paths. Below are some positions that graduates might hold after earning a biology degree. Some titles might sound familiar while others might surprise you.

Aquatic Biology and Fisheries Concentration

  • Aquarium Director
  • Marine Life Technician
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Paleoecologist

Field Botany Concentration

  • Agricultural Specialist
  • Assistant U.S. Forest Ranger
  • Biological Illustrator or Photographer
  • Botanist Vegetable Scientist 

Cellular and Molecular Biology Concentration

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Bio Technologist
  • Bioanalyst
  • Biological Engineer

Genetics Concentration

  • Animal Pathologist
  • Communication Media Specialist - Radio/TV
  • Paleontologist
  • Poultry Scientist

Microbiology Concentration

  • Food Technologist
  • Dairy Manager
  • Research Technician
  • Virologist

Wildlife Biology Concentration

  • Animal Behaviorist
  • Animal Breeder Technician
  • Marine Biologist
  • Natural Resource Manager 

Zoology Concentration

  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Insect Quarantine Inspector
  • Zoo Director 

Medical Technology Concentration

  • Bacteriologist
  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Medical Writer
  • Quality Assurance Manager

Teaching Major in Life Sciences

  • Park Ranger
  • Peace Corps Representative
  • Special Education Teacher/Counselor
  • Science Teacher (elementary, middle and high school)
Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8820
Fax: 765-285-8804