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.
- City of Fort Collins
- Colorado National Guard
- First National Bank
- Kaiser Permanente
- Lockheed Martin
- Poudre School District
- Precision Water Resource Engineering
Common job titles
- 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
- On campus employment
- Go to the Career Center’s drop-in hours or schedule an appointment with a Career Educator to discuss what you should be doing to develop career skills. The Career Center is located at room 120 of the Lory Student Center. See https://career.colostate.edu/ or call (970) 491-5707 to see an advisor or to explore the many resources available.
- Log into Handshake, the CSU Career Center’s online location for on-campus jobs, internships, and careers.
- Select a minimum of 12 credits from a field as well as a minimum of 6 credits in 2 additional fields: https://www.biology.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/02/proposed_selected-fields.pdf
- Join a student organization relevant to biological sciences:
- Create a resume and learn how to write a cover letter based on the handouts in the Career Center and on the website. Then have your resume and cover letter reviewed in a drop-in session at the Career Center or make an appointment with a Career Educator.
- Attend an appointment or drop-in at the Career Center to discuss job/internship search strategies and tips for interviewing. Apply for undergraduate internship options: https://www.biology.colostate.edu/undergraduate-students/career-resources/
- If interested, consider adding a botany concentration: https://www.biology.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/02/botany_2015.pdf
- Become a research assistant by applying to one of the opportunities listed here: https://www.natsci.colostate.edu/undergraduate-research/
- Run for a leadership role in a student organization.
- Update your resume and/or CV for internships or on-campus jobs.
- Attend an appointment or drop-in at the Career Center to discuss job/internship search strategies and tips for interviewing.
- Apply for undergraduate internship options: https://www.biology.colostate.edu/undergraduate-students/career-resources/
- Learn about graduate school in Biology: https://www.biology.colostate.edu/thinking-about-graduate-school/
- If planning on attending graduate school, make an appointment with a Career Educator to create a plan.
- 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.