Biology’s versatility makes it one of Lawrence’s largest majors. Charting your path through research, be it genetics, microbiology, marine biology, or something you haven’t discovered yet, helps light the way towards advanced study and careers in science, technology, health and medicine, and more.

Lawrentians can go on to pursue careers in research (recent areas include molecular genetics, marine biology, human genetics, and more), medicine (cardiology, radiology, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, sports medicine, and more), wildlife biology, nursing, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, sports medicine, genetic research, education (elementary, secondary, collegiate), biotechnology, hospital administration, law, and marine biology.

They can also go on to earn advanced degrees in marine biology, biology, biotechnology, ecology, medicine, microbiology, veterinary medicine, nursing, dentistry, law, physical therapy, and business.

Examples of recent employers

  • Mayo Clinic
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Shaw Group (environmental consulting)
  • 3M

Examples of recent graduate programs

  • Dartmouth
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Harvard
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Stanford
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