The applied biological sciences concentration provides students with an opportunity to prepare for applied professional studies in many health fields such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary or other related fields. This concentration is also well suited for who have a non-specific interest in the biology or plan on continuing to graduate school in the biological sciences. Students interact with faculty in classrooms, use state-of-the-art labs and, when appropriate, attend outdoor settings that may include the Sonoran desert, surrounding ecosystems and the landscape of the greater Phoenix area.
Graduates can pursue entry-level careers in wildlife and restoration ecology, urban horticulture and secondary education. The general program in applied biological sciences prepares graduates to succeed in graduate and professional schools in disciplines such as: Animal health. Dentistry. Ecology. Environmental biotechnology. Horticulture. Medicine. Physical therapy. Veterinary medicine. Wildlife biology. Example Careers: Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following: career title *growth *median salary Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12 73,980 Biological Scientists, All Other 18.76 66,510 BiologistsBright OutlookBright Outlook 21.02 58,300 Life Scientists, All Other 16.33 63,970 Natural Sciences ManagersGreenGreen 15.45 114,560 * Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).