Jobs and Careers

The Biological Sciences Program offers students a broad liberal arts experience coupled with a rigorous science curriculum. Students develop critical thinking, communication, and quantitative skills that are highly valuable in today’s job market. Graduates are prepared for fulfilling careers in medicine, research, education, government, and other industries where they can make a difference.

 

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Where Our Alumni Work

Majoring in biological sciences doesn't limit you to work in one specific field or industry. In fact, our graduates apply their skills to almost any career path you can imagine, including:

  • Medicine and other pathways to healthcare, including nursing, clinical research, pharmaceuticals, administration, and social services.
  • Research across the public and private sector.
  • Academia and education.
  • Government and policy issues ranging from health to the environment.
  • Business, sales, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Many of them also continue on to graduate and professional degree programs in medicine, public health, public policy, education, business, and more.

Recent Graduate Outcomes

The Class of 2020 had the following characteristics 6 months post-graduation:

76%

Work in Connecticut

23%

Pursue graduate education

53%

Employed full time

Top Employers

Reported by graduates from the Class of 2020.

  • American Medical Response
  • Benchmark Senior Living
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • QGenda
  • ScribeAmerica
  • UConn Health
  • Yale School of Medicine

Common Job Titles

Reported by graduates from the Class of 2020.

  • Associate Analyst
  • Laboratory Technician or Assistant
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Scribe
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Patient Care Assistant or Associate
  • Research Assistant or Associate

Plan Your Career

UConn's Center for Career Development partners with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to prepare students for success in today’s workforce. The Center offers:

  • One-on-one coaching sessions for help with résumés, interviewing, jobs and internships, graduate school applications, and more.
  • Online tools for connecting with alumni mentors as well as companies looking to recruit UConn students.
  • In-person and virtual events that help students explore their career options and prepare for professional success.

 
View CLAS Career Resources