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Job opportunities in biology include teaching at the elementary or secondary level; museum education and exhibit coordinators; sales representatives for biological supply companies, pharmaceutical companies or publishers of science books; science journalism; and laboratory or field technician. Depending on what you choose to specialize in, you may be working in a classroom, research laboratory, or in an outdoor setting.

Jacksonville University biology graduates have gone on to successful careers in a variety of areas. Some of their employers include the Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Florida Division of Parks and Recreation; Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission; the Florida Marine Research Institute; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Many students go on to graduate school in biology, zoology, or a related field such as public health or environmental science. In addition, many students choose to pursue professional degrees in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy or veterinary science, or enroll in physical therapy or kinesiology programs. Students who want to pursue graduate study should take advantage of opportunities to do undergraduate research and assist in labs.

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