All About Life
From the smallest cell to the largest mammal, biology is literally all around you. It’s the science of all life and living organisms—how they function, their origins and evolution, and the ways in which they interact with other living things and the environment.
With a BS in Biological Sciences from Michigan Tech, you’ll learn the basics of cells, genes, and organisms and apply it to the real world through innovative laboratory investigations, field research, and one-on-one work with professors. With a strong, quantitative education in natural sciences, you’ll have the framework needed to excel in whatever comes next—whether you’ve got your sights set on medical school, advanced graduate work, or a career in industry.
The Keweenaw Is Your Classroom
Learning about the living world from inside a classroom doesn’t make much sense. Michigan Tech’s location amid diverse ecosystems teeming with life—waters, forests, wetlands, and more—makes it a prime location to study biology. And when you are in the classroom, you’ll learn in up-to-date labs and research facilities, with access to some of the most advanced technology in the industry.
- You can work on advanced DNA analysis, confocal microscopy, cell sorting, chromatography, and more.
- You’ll get to work in the Great Lakes Research Center, a state-of-the-art facility on the waterfront that supports faculty in their high-level research of water, atmospheric science, and conservation.
- You’ll utilize our Anatomage Tables- think life-sized human cadaver meets iPad- in your human anatomy labs in the new $53 million H-STEM Complex.
There’s a benefit to studying biology at a technological university!
Plenty of Job Opportunities in Biology
According to Cushman and Wakefield, life sciences employment grew 11.4% in 2021. The accelerated growth of jobs in the life sciences sector shows that careers for biology majors will continue to be in high demand.
Tomorrow Needs Talented Biologists
The demand for individuals with a robust, quantitative education in the biological sciences with a strong emphasis on high-level laboratory investigation and field research opportunities is great. A bachelor of science degree in biological science prepares you for a successful career. You’ll graduate thoroughly prepared to find success in medical school, environmental stewardship, advanced graduate programs, or a career in the biotechnology, genomics, or pharmaceutical industries.
Career Opportunities for Biological Sciences Majors
Your future career options are unlimited with a degree in biological sciences. Career opportunities include:
Michigan Tech Biological Science Majors Have Been Hired By
The growing list of companies that have hired Michigan Tech biological sciences graduates includes:
- Abbott Labs
- Axalta Coating Systems
- Cason & Associates
- Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
- Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
- Dental Advisor
- Elite Medical Scribes
- Emergency Care Consultants
- Hortech Inc.
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc.
- OSF HealthCare
- Mayo Clinic
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- Michigan Medicine- University of Michigan
- Munson Medical Center
- RMB Environmental Laboratories
- SePro Corporation
- University of California Hospital
- University of Florida
- University of Iowa
- University of New Hampshire
- University of Rochester Medical Center
- University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- US Fish and Wildlife Service
- White Water Associates
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs