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Biology, B.S.

College of Arts and Sciences

With a focus on cellular and molecular biology, this degree will provide you with skills and experience that can be applied immediately to the workforce or to continued training and graduate-level study, including medical school or veterinary school. In this program, you will literally get your hands dirty to solve problems and accomplish learning.

Your curriculum includes a unique combination of biology, chemistry, physics, math and social sciences coursework, supplemented with science communication, leadership and professional development opportunities. Mastery in biology begins with the skills you develop in the first courses you take; you begin immediately to practice protocols, to run experiments, and to drive your own laboratory findings. Your learning does not stop at the content because we know that leadership is developed over time. Our daily expectations are for you to lead, in your gifted way, to develop skills to succeed in the future. In order to help you become your best self, our learning outcomes in every course include professionalism, self-awareness and respect.

Why Choose Indiana Tech?

  • You will learn through inquiry and hands-on fieldwork in the environment.
  • State-of-the-art skills and problem-driven experiences will be practiced in each course, lab and field assignment.
  • Extensive networking opportunities with professionals, whose experience includes soil science, urban biomes and wetlands and all areas of biomedicine, will be available to you.
  • You will benefit from our weekly Life Science Seminar Series where experts bring conversation and networking over lunch.
  • We foster an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.

What You Can Do With This Degree

Below are potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Some opportunities listed may require additional education or certification. For clarification, consult your academic advisor.

  • Conservation scientist/Forester
  • Environmental scientist
  • Agriculture/Food scientist
  • Biological technician
  • Veterinarian or veterinary technician
  • Urban and regional planner
  • Physician/Surgeon
Professor Good assisting students in the bio lab

Career Outlook

A B.S. in Biology from Indiana Tech prepares you for a wide variety of in-demand careers. Below, you can explore career fields, salary information and employer demand from our partners at Lightcast, the leading labor market and career data provider in the U.S.

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Conservation scientist and forester $61,340/year

Job outlook through 2028: 3 percent increase

  • Environmental scientist $73,130/year

Job outlook through 2028: 8 percent increase

  • Agriculture and food scientist $64,020/year

Job outlook through 2028: 7 percent increase

  • Biological technician $44,500/year

Job outlook through 2028: 7 percent increase

  • Veterinarian technician $36,260/year

Job outlook through 2028: 15 percent increase

  • Urban and regional planner* $73,050/year

Job outlook through 2028: 11 percent increase

  • Physicians and surgeons* $208,000/year

Job outlook through 2028: 3 percent decrease

  • Veterinarian* $99,250/year

Job outlook through 2028: 17 percent increase

* will require additional education


Internship Opportunities

To help launch this new program, we are working with the following partners, among others, to offer internship opportunities for our students:

  • Conservation and land use organizations, such as Allen County Department of Environmental Management or Allen County Department of Planning Services
  • Agricultural and biomedical companies
  • Foundations for restoration and preservation of local ecology
  • Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation for horticulture
  • Public health and public policy organizations, such as Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health
  • Regional universities for biomedical or agricultural research
  • Government agencies at the city, county, state and federal levels, such as city utilities, surveyors and USDA/NRCS
biology student nina penny

Nina Penny
B.S. Biology, 2024

Success Story

Biology major Nina Penny earned an outstanding internship opportunity for the summer of 2023. Nina is participating in Northwestern University CURE, a prestigious cancer-focused undergraduate research experience at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Canc…

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Dr. Julie Davis Good

Program Lead

Professor Good is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in biomedical research settings from academia to the government sector. Her focus is cell and molecular biology.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Biology, pre-medicine, Hanover College

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