The Biomedical emphasis is popular with students wanting to pursue careers in medicine, various allied health professions, dentistry, or veterinary medicine.

Physicians and Surgeons, Median Pay: $187,200/year; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 14% growth (much faster average). Physician Assistant, Median Pay: $98,180/year; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 30% (faster than average). Pharmacists, Median Pay: $121,500/year; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 3% (slower average). Biological Technicians, Median Pay: $41,650; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 10% (faster than average).

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet at (visited March 14, 2017).

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Biology is the most common degree of medical professionals.  Most biology students go on to graduate or professional school to become physicians, dentists, therapists, pharmacists, researchers, etc.  Others become educators, entrepreneurs, or technicians in biotech, academic, or government positions.  



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  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Technician
  • Researcher
  • Entrepreneur
  • Teacher

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Faculty Profiles

Arthur Schwarz, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor

Arthur Chadwick, PhD

Biological Sciences
Research Professor

Peter McHenry, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor/Department Chair

Amy McHenry, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor/Honors Director

Jared Wood, PhD

Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor

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