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Careers & Alumni

What can biology majors do after graduation? Meet a few...

Keyana Mitchell Washington headshot

Dr. Keyana Mitchell Washington, MD

Pediatrics and adolescent medicine, Children’s Hospital of Georgia.


Keyana Mitchell Washington headshot
Amanda Gerard

Amanda Gerard

Genetic counselor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.


Amanda Gerard
Demondes Haynes

Dr. Demondes Haynes, MD, FCCP

Associate Dean for Admissions, School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care, University of Mississippi Medical Center.


Demondes Haynes
Brandon W. Lewis

Brandon W. Lewis, MS, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.


Brandon W. Lewis
F. Clarke Holmes

Dr. F. Clarke Holmes, MD

Practicing physician, Impact Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, Nashville, Tennessee.


F. Clarke Holmes

Biology Careers

Our graduates establish such a wide range of careers and become leaders of their organizations because of the core set of skills at the heart of our liberal arts education.

These careers illustrate the variety of places our graduates take their skills and talents:

Bar graph illustration showing the percentage of biology graduates entering various employment fields. Healthcare: 51%; Higher Education: 10%; Business/Finance: 9%; STEM: 9%; Government/Military/First Responders: 6%; K-12 Education: 4%


Our graduates are…

  • Oncologist, Alabama Oncology
  • Biologist, MS Dept of Wildlife & Fisheries
  • Team Physician, Carolina Panthers
  • Pediatrician, Batson Hospital for Children
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Univ of Alabama–Birmingham
  • Physician, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Pathologist, Mayo Clinic
  • Medical Tech, St. Jude’s Hospital
  • Psychiatrist, National Institutes for Health
  • Rehabilitation Specialist, Sea Turtle Hospital
  • Botanist, US Dept of Agriculture
  • Chair of Safety Panel, NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Exec Medical Director, Cherokee Nation
  • Wildlife Biologist, Herring Envr Services
  • Engineer, Aerojet Rocketdyne-Stennis Space Center
  • Energy Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • Research Nurse, Duke Medical Center
  • Exec Director, US Chamber of Commerce
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Land Use & Envr Law
  • Crop Advisor, Farmers Supply Co-Op
  • Teacher, Ocean Springs Middle School

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