University of Vermont

CALS Biological Science Major

Biological Science

Alumni with degrees in Biological Science pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Biological Science.

Job Title

Career Industry

Assistant Professor Academia
Dentist Dentistry
Instructional Designer Consultant Business Consultant
Medical Student Health Care
Microbiologist Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical Director Pharmaceuticals
Research Associate Biomedical Technology
Veterinarian Veterinary Medicine


Recent Employers

American Red Cross Services Biogen Idec, Inc.
Cell Signaling Technology Duke University Medical Center
GlaxoSmithKline Corporation Renewable NRG Systems, Inc.
U.S. Army

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Biological Science

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Observe phenomena and make hypotheses and decisions
Recognizing and identifying problems and synthesizing solutions

Work with a group to reach conclusions and prove hypotheses

Enhance written and oral communication skills

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Data analysis
Experimenting with ideas and procedures
Operate scientific equipment
Work with faculty on funded research projects

Delegate tasks in order to get work accomplished
Present and prepare technical reports for peers and faculty

Observe and record accurate details
Organize and interpret information
Organize and maintain records

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Collaborate with peers and faculty in order to accomplish research goals

Clarify problems and test solutions to form adequate answers

Travel to field sites to do work with faculty
Precision under pressure
Lab research skills

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