Your Biology Degree Comes with Many Opportunities

Dive into one of the fastest growing areas of science. Biology is the study of life—everything from the cell structure and function of animals and plants to protection and sustainability of ecosystems and natural resources, to medicine, including molecular and genetics research. You can focus your biology degree on a wide range of specializations that suit your interests. No matter what you choose, Nova Southeastern University’s courses in biological and physical sciences will prepare you for research, teaching and graduate work in health professions and natural sciences.

Imagine doing research on bacterial resistance, parasitology, virology, brain structure and function and human microbiome or shark genetics. At NSU, you can do all that and more. NSU’s B.S. in Biology offers you countless opportunities to practice hands-on research. You’ll work in lab facilities with high-tech equipment and gain access to exclusive internships that can provide useful insight into your future career. Scientific research is not only crucial for advancement in our society, but is also a rewarding career for our graduates. NSU gives you an edge.

Why Should You Major in Biology at NSU?

Become a Health Care Professional, Teacher or Researcher

With your biology degree, you have career opportunities in almost any sector, from research and education to government, business and law. This broad interdisciplinary field qualifies you to pursue roles such as biomedical researcher, dentist, educator, ecologist, marine biologist, nutritionist, pharmacist, optometrist, physical therapist, physician, nurse, science writer, genetic counselor, forensic biologist and more.

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Average Starting Salary

According to a 2020 report from, graduates with a bachelor’s degree in biology make an average of $70,868 per year.

Shark Destinations

Many NSU biology alumni continue their studies to obtain an advanced degree from schools like NSU’s College of Dental Medicine, College of Pharmacy the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine, and others. The majority of our graduates pursue careers in health care and medicine. You’ll find NSU biology alumni at companies and organizations like*:

  • Scribe America
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Vitas Healthcare
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • LabCorp
  • Primary Care Physicians of Florida
  • Risa Dental Center Inc.
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • DaVita Dialysis
  • Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • Baptist Health

*Data provided by NSU’s Office of Career Development