Career Paths and Skills

Biology is the study of life! What could be more fascinating? How is it that molecules assemble to become cells and cells become organisms? True understanding in biology requires knowledge of chemistry, mathematics and physics.

With this strong academic background, graduates with degrees in biology are well prepared to enter a broad spectrum of disciplines. Intellectual rigor and the ability to analyze and communicate complex issues allow the biology major to consider careers or advanced study in business, law, science, government, or medicine.

Cawley Career Center, GU

The Cawley Career Center is a good resource for students seeking information on internships and career paths in the sciences. 

With a BS degree (this list was compiled from information on Georgetown graduates and from national data).

The following careers require advanced study or advanced degrees: 


The study of biology allows for the development of a core set of skills sought after by employers in a wide range of occupational settings. A sample of representative skills and abilities follows:

Critical Thinking Skills

Communication Skills

Research Skills