Integrative Biology Careers
A degree in Integrative Biology will prepare you for one of many immensely satisfying careers. Here we list just a few of the most common careers our graduates pursue.
Interested in the health professions?
IB is an excellent alternative to the heavily molecular undergraduate major many pre-meds and others interested in the health professions pursue. There's also nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry. If your interests center on animals rather than humans, there's also veterinary medicine as a possibility.
Click here to see resources that describe these and other health professions.
Perhaps you're interested in pursuing biological research as a career.
A BS in Integrative Biology is a terrific foundation for a Masters degree to qualify you as a laboratory technician or a Ph.D. for a career in research and university or college teaching. And if teaching in high school catches your fancy, a degree in IB supplemented with appropriate courses in education will give you excellent preparation for such a career. (It is also possible to prepare for high school teaching through the Teaching of Biology Program, an interdisciplinary curriculum administered by the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.)
Or how about these varied, challenging, and satisfying careers?
Perhaps you're interested in pursuing a career involving conservation or ecology. Click here
If you're just interested in plants or animals, there are these and other possibilities. Click here for further information.
That's not all. A BS in Integrative Biology can prepare you for many other fulfilling careers. Click here for further information.
Want more information?
Make an appointment with an IB advisor (call 333-6774, make an appointment online, or visit the Advising Office) to discuss these or other options in more detail. You can also follow any of the links below for more information from campus or off-campus sources.
- The Career Center 715 S. Wright St. 333-0820
- Graduate College Career Services 204 Coble Hall 333-4610
- UI Alumni Career Center 200 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago 312-575-7830