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Biology

Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

Overview of Major

The Biology major is designed to provide the depth, scope, and skills necessary for admission to graduate and professional schools or for the job market. After graduation, many Biology majors pursue more specialized study in medicine, nursing and biological studies. Others prepare for teaching careers by doing graduate work in biology, life sciences or biotechnology while others move directly into careers in research and development, pharmaceutical sales, public health or government.

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What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Research Lab Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Peace Corp Volunteer
  • Technical Writer
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Teacher
  • Lobbyist
  • Physical Therapy Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Research Analyst
  • Medical Technologist I
  • Management Trainee
  • Neonatology Research Assistant
  • Assistant Ophthalmology Technician
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Microbiology Research Assistant
  • Medical Service Officer
  • Veterinary Technician

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Becton Dickinson
  • National Cancer Institute
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • National Aquarium in Baltimore
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • CIGNA Corporation
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Veterans Administration
  • Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources

Marks
Alumni

Todd Marks

This 1998 Loyola graduate is a teacher-turned-technologist and founder of technology innovation company Mindgrub Technologies

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