Biology Careers and Outcomes

A Houghton degree in biology opens doors to a variety of careers.

Thomas Forsberg

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The pre-med program at Houghton challenged me academically. When I graduated from Houghton, I was as prepared for medical school as my Ivy-League classmates.

Thomas Forsberg ‘01 Co-founder of nonprofit Healing Hearts Vietnam and medical director of emergency services for Centra Health

Careers in Biology

A sampling of jobs held by Houghton biology majors

  • Cardiopulmonary technician
  • College science professor
  • Dentist
  • Director of clinical ethics
  • Environmental engineer
  • Forester
  • High school teacher
  • Medical missionary
  • Optometrist
  • Physician assistant
  • Physician
  • Physical therapist
  • Research assistant
  • Soil and water district engineer
  • Veterinarian
Elyse Henshaw

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The amazing conclusion that I came to while at Houghton was the simple fact that many of man’s scientific theories point to God’s creativity. He created this world with such complexity and dynamicity, enabling it to adapt to changes over time.

Elyse Henshaw ’13 Conservation technician at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

Graduate School

Houghton biology alumni in grad school

  • 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