Biology/Behavioral Neuroscience


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.

Behavioral Neuroscience focuses on the biological basis of human behavior. The program combines the disciplines of psychology and biology to provide an understanding of how the behavior of humans and other animals is controlled by physiological systems.

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Department of Biology

Job Titles

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

Positions that require additional education, training or licensing 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.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note that they may not currently have positions posted.

Addgene Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Boston Biomedical Consultants  Massachusetts General Hospital
EHS Professional  Seahorse Bioscience


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major:

Animal Healthcare Marine Research
Biotechnology Non-profit
Food and Beverage Processing Pharmaceuticals
Government: local, state and federal Primary and Secondary Education
Healthcare Scientific and Lab Research
Higher Education


These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities:

Assistant Teacher

Clinical Research Intern

Life Sciences Intern

Pharmacy Technician

Research Assistant

Sustainable Materials Recovery Intern

Use NUcareers,,, or other internship sites to search for openings. 


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.


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