Biology is a field high in demand for many reasons, Due to its diverse nature, the biology graduate can go in many different directions after college. Most fields that biology graduates enter pay well and are constantly in high demand. If you are really serious about majoring in biology, the best step is to look for schools with state of the art laboratories and classrooms as well as healthy internship or co-op opportunities. There are also great student chapters of Professional Biological Associations to join in the biology field. Do so at your earliest chance as they will be a great source of career information, and lasting friendships.

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Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Student Associations

The American Society of Plant Biologists was founded in 1924 to promote the growth and development of plant biology. Visit
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) advances biological science through collaborative advocacy for research policies that promote scientific progress and education and lead to improvements in human health. Visit
BIO is the world's largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development and communications services for more than 1,150 members worldwide. Our mission is to be the champion of biotechnology and the advocate for our member organizationsboth large and small. Visit
The Botanical Society of America ( BSA) is a "not-for-profit" 501 (c) (3) membership society whose mission is to: promote botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study and inquiry into the form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere. Visit
The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) is "the leader in life science education." To date, more than 9,000 educators have joined NABT. Visit
The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 43,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States . The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators. Visit
The American Institute of Biological Sciences is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific association dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society. Visit