A major in biology prepares students for a broad range of future career paths.
These include jobs in applied research and technical work, graduate training in biology, and professional study in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physical therapy, and other pre-allied health fields.
Typically, graduates pursue careers as:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of biological technicians is expected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, which means there will be about 8,400 job openings in the next decade. Additionally, employment of medical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. An increase in the aging population is expected to lead to a greater need to diagnose medical conditions, such as cancer or type 2 diabetes, through laboratory procedures. (U.S. BLS)
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
“I found out about Hartwick because I was originally recruited to come play soccer here. As soon as I set foot on campus I knew this was the place for me. I admired the close-knit community, the character of the buildings, and not to mention the spectacular views from the top of campus. The biology department is made up of the most caring faculty that I feel lucky to have learned from over the years.”
Double Major: Art & Biology
Swimming, Honors Art Society (Kappa Pi), Work-study job in the Darkroom
Hometown: White Lake, Michigan
“I love Hartwick because of the kind atmosphere. When I visited Hartwick for the first time I knew I would not have an issue finding friends and people who supported my interests. This feeling only solidified when I arrived on campus to start my freshman year and met my team, classmates, and advisors. There is always someone ready to help, advise, or listen and reaching out is easy. I feel like people genuinely care about those around them and it is a wonderful thing to experience daily. I love living in upstate New York because it is a new adventure that still reminds of my home in Michigan. Although it is a one-way 9-hour drive, every second is worth it. I enjoy being an out-of-state student because I feel a sense of responsibility, individuality, and freedom that I would not have at local schools. It is also very nice to have two different places to call home.”