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Life After CBU

Below is a list of career resources for Biology and Biomedical Science majors. We also encourage you to talk to Faculty members about your options!

Table of Contents

Biology Careers, General Invertebrate Zoology Parasitology
Animal Behavior Laboratory Animal Science Pharmacy/Pharmacology
Biochemistry Medical & Other Scientific Illustration Physical Therapy
Bioinformatics Medical Assistant Physician Assistant
Biotechnology Medical School Physiology
Botany Medical Technology Podiatry
Cytotechnology Medicinal Chemistry Public Health
Dentistry & Dental Hygiene Microbiology Science Teaching
Ecology Minority Programs Science Writing
Environmental Science Neuroscience Summer Programs
Forensic Science & Anthropology  Nursing/Nurse Practitioner Toxicology
Genetics Occupational Therapy Veterinary Medicine
Health Careers, General Oceanography Veterinary Technology
Health Information Management Optometry Wildlife Biology
Immunology Paramedic Zoo Keeping/Zoo Biology 

Biology Careers, General

Animal Behavior






Dentistry and Dental Hygiene


Environmental Science

  • See Ecology for more career information

Forensic Science & Forensic Anthropology

Forensic Science:

Forensic Anthropology:


  • Careers in Genetics "...descriptions of a variety of training and career opportunities through profiles of professionals who make unique contributions to the field of genetics."

Health Careers, General

Health Information Management


Invertebrate Zoology

Laboratory Animal Science

  • Lab Animal: Information, ideas, methods, and materials for the animal research professional.

Medical and other Scientific Illustration

Medical Assistant

Medical School

Medical Technology

Medicinal Chemistry


Minority Health Career Programs


Nursing/Nurse Practitioner

Occupational Therapy






Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant



Public Health

Science Teaching

Science Writing

Summer Internships and Research Programs

  • MHIRT: Research Training Opportunity: The Minority Health International Research Training grant to CBU supports undergraduate biology students who are selected to join summer research projects in Brazil and Uganda. Plan ahead for next year.
  • Online index of Enrichment Programs - This AAMC Web site includes a database resource to help undergraduate students locate summer enrichment programs on medical school campuses.
  • Health Career Programs for minority or disadvantaged students (links listed by Univ. of Memphis)
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities for Pre-Medical Studies Students (extensive list of links from Rochester Inst. Tech.)
  • Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP): Hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. "TIP provides a unique structured opportunity for underrepresented Tennesseans to be equipped for successful matriculation into one of the health profession programs in medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy at UTHSC." See TIP General Eligibility Criteria and Brief Overview.
  • Health Career Programs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
  • Summer Research Programs: List of Links from San Diego State Univ.
  • Internships and Co-ops (Links from Monmouth Univ.)
  • NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in Biological Sciences (links to sites). "An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location."
  • The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Program (IGERT) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) offers Graduate School and Summer research opportunities. IGERT programs provide generous stipend ($30,000 per year) and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation. 
  • ETSU Trio Program: Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program: The goal of the McNair program is to increase the attainment of graduate degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society. Summer Internships: Available to any eligible undergraduate student from any institution. Internships typically are 9 weeks during the months of June and July. The application deadline for summer internships is February 15th.
  • Summer Field Program at Gulf Coast Research Lab (for CBU credit): With the Chair of the Biology Dept.'s permission, GCRL courses can be used toward your CBU Biology degree! That is, any of these GCRL courses can be used as a CBU Biology elective. (See the end of the biology course description in the CBU catalog.)
  • Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Summer Research Fellowships for Undergraduate Students.
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF): program sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
  • Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. 
  • Summer Research Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health in Albany, NY. 
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at Emory University: 10-week, hands-on training program for students of the sciences. 
  • Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is designed for students seriously considering graduate school or a career in biomedical research.
  • Summer internships at Jackson-Madison County Hospital, Jackson, TN. The hospital provides summer internships for pre-professional students (Premed Internship Volunteer Program). For more information, contact Sandra Atherton at
  • Pediatric Oncology Education Program (POE) at St. Jude: The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health, and veterinary medicine to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The program provides short-term training experiences in either laboratory research or clinical research.
  • Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF): University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock is offering Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships. Fellowships are open to highly motivated students enrolled in an undergraduate program who wish to gain research experience in pharmacology or toxicology. 
  • Summer Institute in Anatomy Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: This four week course is designed to give undergraduate students an introduction to all aspects of human anatomy, and includes demonstrations using human cadavers. 
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis, TN) Summer Research Scholarships: Positions are available to sophomore and above college students interested in learning about becoming a Biomedical Scientist.


Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Technology

Wildlife Biology

Zoo Keeping / Zoo Biology

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