The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Western Michigan University prepares students for a broad range of career paths and provides information about potential biology careers and job resources.
Careers by degree
The department offers major and minor programs designed to provide today's student with effective training and knowledge in the diverse areas of the life sciences.
The biology major provides training for students in the broad spectrum of the life sciences. The major provides sound preparation for technical positions in industry or government, for careers in some agricultural specialties and for graduate studies that involve further specialization.
The biomedical sciences major prepares students for careers with concentration in areas related to human and molecular biology such as anatomy, cellular biology, genetics, microbiology and physiology. Qualified majors go on to attend medical, dental and other professional schools.
Biology secondary education
The biology secondary education major gives students a broad-based education in plant, animal and microbial biology—essential for those who will become effective high school teachers.
Job links and related resources
The following are suggestions to aid in searching for work in different biological sciences fields:
- Binder Park Zoo
- Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Comstock Nurse Aid Training
- Ecological Society of America
- Environmental Career Center
- Environmental Career Opportunities
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Green Careers
- Student Conservation Association
- The Power of We Consortium
- United States Federal Government
- WMU Career and Employment Services