Biology majors are able to choose courses in basic biological sciences while allowing room for courses in biological fields of interest. This major is especially useful for students interested in meeting course requirements for various professional schools. It is also useful for students wanting to meet the requirements for secondary teachers of biological science. A student can also choose this major if they are interested in graduate work in basic biology and applied biological sciences.  

Common employers

  • City of Fort Collins
  • Colorado National Guard
  • First National Bank
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Poudre School District
  • Precision Water Resource Engineering
  • Woodward

Common job titles

  • Horticulturalist
  • Lab Technician / Technologist
  • Emergency Services Technician (EMT)
  • Surgical Technician
  • Vet Assistant/Technician
  • Education & Interpretation Ranger
  • High School Teacher

Factors of success

  • Engagement with the CSU Career Center
  • Internship or research involvement
  • GPA
  • On campus employment

For more information visit the Department of Biology’s website:

Career checklist

  • Update your resume and/or CV. 
  • Present research at CSU:
  • Attend a mock interview session at the Career Center to prepare for the job search or graduate school interviews. 
  • Attend many networking events to meet employers and increase your chances of landing a job. 
  • Ask three professors and/or employers to be professional references. 
  • You may continue to use the Career Center for guidance! All services are still available to you at no cost for one year after graduation and for a small fee after that.