• academic - science 02
Careers in Biology, Environmental Science & Geology
  • Graduates have pursued a wide variety of careers including medicine, pharmacology, cancer research and treatment, public health, physical and occupational therapy, environmental restoration & management, environmental law, cellular biology, biotechnology, teaching, and conservation ecology. If you are unsure of your career direction, our broad-based curriculum allows students flexibility in working through academic major requirements. So whether you choose to pursue a career in medicine or study the ecological impact of pollution on the Ohio River, your coursework begins with a strong scientific foundation.


    Many graduates of the biology program continue their studies in graduate school, pursuing either a master’s or doctorate degree. Recent graduates are pursuing degrees in immunology, molecular genetics, forensics, wildlife biology, aquatic invertebrates, pharmacy, environmental law, cytogenetics and biochemistry. Others have entered the job market after graduation and are serv­ing in areas such as food microbiology testing, parks and recreation management, teaching, pharmaceutical sales and zoo animal handler. Biology majors also pursue options in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, envi­ronmental science and occupational therapy. 

    An environmental science degree from Capital University can lead to a career in a wide variety of settings or to additional studies in graduate school. Many private businesses and industries employ environmental scientists to provide environmental consulting services, to design and operate pollution remediation and health and safety activities, and to ensure environmental regula­tion compliance. The field of environmental protection includes opportunities in solid and hazardous waste management, air and water quality management, and environmen­tal restoration and remediation. Natural resource management includes such job areas as forestry, parks, water, fisheries, wildlife management and land conser­vation. Other environmental scientists specialize in environmental law, commu­nity planning, policy analysis or environ­mental education in both governmental and private sectors. New job categories and definitions originate yearly as the field of envi­ronmental science continues to expand.