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Investigating career options

The University provides several opportunities and venues to help students obtain guidance on career options and preparation

Biology Major Advisors

  • Your Major-specific Biology Advisor can discuss career options based on your academic interests

SFSU Career Center

  • Students can meet with a Career Counselor, learn about job opportunities, learn how to prepare a resume or prepare for a job interview, find out about graduate schools, find out about internships, and participate in campus career workshops and recruitment fairs.

College of Science and Engineering Student Resource Center

  • The COSE Student Resource Center provides COSE students with their academic progress and can help students with decisions on selecting majors and career advising,
  • Career Planning

What can I do with this major?

  • This web site provides information on possible careers for different selected majors.

Health Professions

Department of Biology Health Professions Advisor, Dr. Barry Rothman

  • Students interested in the health professions (medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary) will find useful information available on the Pre-Health Professions Advisor's web page.
  • Undergraduate Pre-Health Programs

Pre-Health Professions Certificate

  • SFSU Bulletin description of the Pre-Health Professions certificate

Pre-Health Profession Student Groups

Interested in Nursing?

If you are considering being a Biology major but have plans to change your major to the B.S. in Nursing, please review the information available on our advising web page:

http://biology.sfsu.edu/content/changing-your-major

Also, you may wish to review information on "Steps to Become a California Registered Nurse" here:

http://www.rn.ca.gov/careers/steps.shtml

or review information for FUTURE NURSES here:

http://www.rn.ca.gov/careers/futurern.shtml

Interested in Teaching K-12?

Interested in a career as a Forensics Criminalist?

It is REQUIRED that your college transcripts contain the following courses:  Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Statistics, and Analytical Chemistry.

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