Careers in Biology

Elon students are prepared for a wide variety of careers. See options listed below or check out #elonbiocareer on Instagram for lots of alumni news!

Biology graduates pursue graduate school and careers in the following fields:

  • Field biology
  • Clinical virology
  • Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Pharmacy technology
  • Scientific instrument sales
  • Zoology
  • Lab management
  • Quality control
  • Radiology
  • And more

Employers have included Lab Corp, Procter and Gamble, Outward Bound, Duke University, the Cleveland Zoo, Novartis, Duke Power, the National AIDS Hotline, the FDA, and Novozymes, among others.

Graduate School

Recent Elon Biology students have entered Master’s and Ph.D. programs in a variety of fields, including the following:

  • Forensic Science at George Washington University
  • Botany at Purdue University
  • Cell Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Ecology at Penn State University
  • Education at Ohio State University
  • Nutritional Biochemistry at Columbia University
  • Neuroscience at Boston University
  • Biology at East Carolina University
  • Cell Biology at the University of Rochester
  • Animal Science at N.C. State University
  • Marine Biology at the University of South Florida
  • Health Administration at UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Law at Elon University
  • Nursing at Duke University

Medical School

Elon students have been accepted into many outstanding medical schools, including the following:

  • Medical College of Virginia
  • Yale University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Miami (Florida)
  • University of Witswatersrand (South Africa)
  • West Virginia University
  • East Carolina University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Wake Forest University
  • See the Elon Health Professions website for more information.

Biology Links

Resources that our new graduates (and soon-to-be graduates) may find helpful:

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