Biological sciences is a study of the origin, development, anatomy, function, distribution, and other basic principles of living organisms. The field of Biological sciences helps increase our understanding about the natural world and addresses issues of personal wellbeing and worldwide concern, such as environmental depletion, threats to human health, and maintaining viable and abundant food supplies.

 

Academic Program Description

Major Course Descriptions

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Operate scientific equipment Curiosity and creativity Information handling & organization
Statistical awareness Biology theory & practical knowledge Numerical computation
Oral & written communication Innovative talents Analytical & quantitative abilities
Interaction with computers Problem solving Technical skills
Teamwork Documenting/recording information

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Agronomist Cytologist Nematologist
Agricultural Researcher Dental Hygienist Neuroscientist
Animal Scientist Dentist Neurobiologist
Animal Biologist Dietitian & Nutritionist Ocean Biologist
Aquaculture Farmer Dolphin Researcher Oceanographer
Aquatic Biologist Ecologist Ornithologist
Aquatic Scientist Environmental Engineer Park Naturalist
Aqua Culturist Environmental Protection Pharmacist
Aquarium & Museum Environmental Scientist Physical Therapist
Aquarium Technician Environmental Specialist Physician's Assistant
Barrier Beach Manager Fish Culture Supervisor Physiologist
Bacteriologist Fish Culture Technician Plant Pathologist
Behavioral Neuroscientist Fisheries Biologist Rare/Endagered Species Specialist
Biologist Good Scientist Research Analyst
Biochemist Food Technologist Research Biologist
Bioengineer Forester Research Scientist
Bio-Technologist General Practiitioner Scientist
Biometrician Genetic Engineer Science Writer
Biological Photographer Genetic Scientist Soil Conservationist
Biological Scientist Geneticist Sports Nutiritionist
Botanist Horticulturist Surgeon
Chemical Laboratory Limnologist Toxicologist
Teacher Marine Biologist Veterinarian
Clinical Laboratory Marine Scientist Wildlife Biologist
Scientist Medical Researcher Wildlife Ecologist
Clinical Researcher Medical Laboratory Zoologist
Coroner Technologist Mycologist
Crop Scientist

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Agricultural Firms - Research Atomic Energy Commission Chemical, Drug, and Allied Product Firms
Colleges or Universities Environmental Consulting Firms Farms
Fisheries Food Product Firms Forestry Centers
Hospitals Landscaping Company Medical Laboratories
Medical Schools Natural History Museums Parks and Recreation Department
Pet Stores Pharmaceutical Firms/Co. Public Health Departments
Research Organizations Schools State & National Parks
Wastewater TIX Facilities  Wildlife Preserves Zoological/Botanical Gardens
Bureau of Land Management Center for Disease Control Consumer Product Safety Commission
Department of Commerce Department of Health and Human Services NASA

 

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FAU Student Organizations 

  • Pre-Dental Society
  • Pre-Professional Club
  • American Medical Student Association
  • American Pharmacy Student Association
  • American Society for Microbiology at FAU

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Professional Associations

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

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Career Planning Websites

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Biotechnology Industry Guide
  • Careers for Nature Lovers
  • Careers in Health and Fitness
  • Careers in Health Care
  • Careers in Medicine
  • Careers in Science
  • Guide to Careers in Health Professions
  • Medical School Admission Requirements
  • Opportunities in Biological Sciences Careers
  • Opportunities in Holistic Health Care Careers
  • Physical Science - Career Directory
  • Science Careers: Personal Accounts
  • The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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