Biology/Behavioral Neuroscience

Overview

Biology provides a basic understanding for the organization and processes of life in a wide variety of areas, including ecosystems and evolution, molecular research, cells, organ systems and species development.  With roots in research, development and innovation, biology plays a major role in business development and advances in healthcare, pharmaceuticals and the social sciences.  Biology can lead to a variety of diverse co-op and internship opportunities in research, healthcare, business and pharmaceuticals.  Additionally, it can also serve as a solid base for entering into a more concentrated medical field, including medical or dental school or masters degree in nursing or physician assistant studies.

Department Website

Biology Department

Job Titles

Agricultural Scientist Plant Engineer (Biology or Pharmacy)
Biostatistician* Psychologist*
Clinical Researcher Product Manager
Dentist/Dental Hygienist* Sales Representative
Doctor* Scientific Recruiter
Geologist Engineer (for biotech companies)
Lab Technician Teacher/Professor*
Marine Biologist* Technical Writer
Microbiology Technician Veterinarian
Nurse Practitioner* Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.

Employers

Aquariums Laboratories
Biotech Firms Museums
Colleges and Universities Pharmaceutical Companies
Public and Private Schools Research Institutes
Veterinary Clinics Food and Beverage Companies
Healthcare Facilities
Government Agencies, including: Food & Drug Administration, FBI, CIA, State Dept, Environmental Protection Agency, IRS

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Assistant Teacher
  • Clinical Research Intern
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Life Sciences Intern
  • Research Assistant
  • Sustainable Materials Recovery Intern

To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

Career & Job Websites

 

Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

 

Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within
the field: