Biology Careers and Outcomes

A Houghton degree in biology opens doors to a variety of careers. A recent survey of biology graduates reported 100 percent being employed in their field and/or in graduate school within a year of graduation.

What they’re doing

  • Cardiopulmonary technicians
  • College science professors
  • Dentists
  • Director of clinical ethics
  • Environmental engineers
  • Foresters
  • High school teachers
  • Medical missionaries
  • Optometrists
  • Physician assistants
  • Physicians
  • Physical therapists
  • Research assistants
  • Soil and water district engineers
  • Veterinarians

Grad School Acceptances

  • Arcadia University
  • Boston University
  • Cornell University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Drexel University
  • Framingham State College
  • Hahnemann Medical School
  • Hershey Medical College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Miami University (Ohio)
  • Michigan State
  • New York Chiropractic College
  • Old Dominion University
  • Penn State
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Roswell Park Institute
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • Syracuse University School of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Temple University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry (New Jersey)
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Vermont
  • University of West Virginia
  • Utah State University
  • Yale University

100% of Biology majors responding to a recent survey reported being employed or in graduate school.

Alumni Success

Thomas Forsberg '01

Co-founder of nonprofit Healing Hearts Vietnam and medical director of emergency services for Centra Health


M.D., University at Buffalo School of Medicine

Elyse Henshaw '13

Conservation technician at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History


Rachel Hillegas '12

Forester with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


Andrea Gibson '07

Executive director and founder, Chasing Rainbows


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