Careers with a biological and physical sciences degree

What Can You Do with a Biological and Physical Sciences Degree?

Wondering what you can do with a biological and physical sciences degree from Indiana University Kokomo? Whether you’re interested in going to graduate school, a health-related professional school, or out into the workforce, you’re in luck. This degree acts as a launching pad to a variety of careers and advanced degree programs. Because you’ll graduate with a deep understanding of the sciences plus exposure to the arts and humanities, you’ll be a well-rounded candidate for potential careers in:

  • Agriculture
  • Health care agencies
  • Bioinformatics and biostatistics
  • Medical and research laboratories
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Education
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Air, water, and soil analysis
  • Botany
  • Animal medicine

Just to name a few!

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Biological and Physical Science is designed to prepare you for a customized future. The options above are just to get your wheels turning. Many students who plan on graduate studies or entering a health-related professional program (like dentalmedicaloptometrychiropracticpharmacyphysical therapy, or occupational therapy school) can tailor this degree to prepare them well to thrive in their advanced educational program. 

If the Earth and Sustainability Sciences track within the B.S. in Biological and Physical Sciences caught your attention, this program will prepare you for environmentally-related professional schools involving both fundamental and applied research and/or policy issues, for admission to graduate programs in environmental law and other related fields, or for employment with federal or state agencies, industry, or the private sector. With a diverse background in geology, biology, chemistry, and physics students will be well prepared to address challenges in environmental applications related to air, water, and soil analyses as well as environmental impacts on ecosystems and the sustainability of the species living within those ecosystems. 

One thing to remember is that employers and admissions committees for graduate programs are looking for more than just a high GPA and a degree in hand. It’s important to get involved in any way you can to gain real-world experience. Whether it’s working side-by-side with professors on research in the lab, joining a student group, or working related jobs as a student, keep your resume or graduate application in mind early!

Sound like a good place to start?

If the biological and physical sciences degree from IU Kokomo sounds like the way to get your foot in the door, don’t wait! Apply to IU Kokomo today. If you have career questions or would like to take an aptitude test, you’ll want to stop by the Career and Accessibility Center. We offer resume critiques, cover letter help, and mock interviews for students, alumni, and the community!

Ready to begin your journey?