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Biology Alumni Outcomes

There are many career opportunities for students who choose to major in biology. Wittenberg biology graduates are working in a variety of fields directly after graduation. Some examples of their positions are:

Sample Job Placement

  • Japanese Exchange Teachers program - Japan
  • Licking County Coordinator for the Central Ohio Diabetes Association
  • Product Manager, Life Sciences Division, Applied Precision, L.L.C.
  • Biology teacher, Tecumseh High School
  • Naturalist, Chicago Park District
  • Internship, Marine Education Center and Aquarium, University of Georgia
  • Marine Educator, North Carolina Aquarium
  • Internship, Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory, Alabama
  • Biochemistry lab technician Case Western Reserve University
  • Internship, Cincinnati Zoo
  • Internship, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago
  • Chemistry teacher, Graham High School
  • Recruiter, US Navy Marine Mammal Program
  • Lab Technician, Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Pharmaceutical representative Eli Lilly
  • Career Counselor, School of Business at The Ohio State University Lab technician, Loma Linda

Sample Graduate School

Many of our majors continue their academic careers in graduate schools in their own fields of interest. Some of the students who go to graduate school become college professor; others join industrial research teams or work for government agencies. Recent biology majors pursuing graduate studies have enrolled in graduate programs such as:

  • Brigham Young University, Nutrition
  • Clemson University, Biology
  • Duke University, Coastal Environmental Management
  • Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Northwestern University,Bioinformatics
  • Nova Southeastern University,Marine Biology/Marine Environmental Science
  • Ohio State University; Immunology, Higher Education, Natural Resources
  • Old Dominion University,Oceanography
  • Purdue University, Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • SUNY-Buffalo, Cognitive Psychology/Animal Cognition
  • University of California, Irvine, Ecology
  • University of Florida, Marine Science
  • University of Michigan, Neuroscience
  • University of Minnesota, Wildlife Ecology
  • University of New Mexico,Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • University of South Alabama,Marine Science
  • University of South Florida, Cancer
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison,Zoology

Pre-Health Professions

Many of our students are interested in some aspect of the medical profession. Dr. Pederson leads the pre-health advising program and has contacts nationwide in professional schools. Students interested in attending medical, veterinary, dental, or optometry or other health professional schools work closely with Dr. Pederson in order to obtain placement. A sampling of some medically related professional schools attended by Wittenberg graduates in recent years:

  • Case Western Reserve University, dentistry, medicine, nursing
  • University of Cincinnati, medicine, pharmacy
  • Cornell University, veterinary
  • Dartmouth College, medicine
  • Indiana University, dentistry, medicine
  • Illinois College, optometry
  • Johns Hopkins, nursing
  • Loyola University, medicine
  • Medical College of Ohio, medicine, physical assistant
  • Michigan state, medicine
  • Midwestern, physical assistant
  • Northwestern, medicine
  • The Ohio State University, dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary
  • Ohio University, medicine
  • The Pennsylvania State University, medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania, optometry, veterinary
  • Purdue, veterinary
  • Vanderbilt University, medicine
  • Washington University, occupational therapy, physical therapy
  • West Virginia University, medicine
  • Wright State University, medicine
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