Biology/Biological Sciences, General

For all the 85,794 degrees granted in Biology/Biological Sciences, General annually, the majority of them are Bachelors degree. Out of the 75,133 students graduating with degrees at the Bachelors degree level across the US, 64% percent identify as women and 36% percent identify as men. While students at schools all over the country study Biology/Biological Sciences, General, California has the most graduates. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Biology/Biological Sciences, General is $41,850.

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Total Students
75,133
Total Males
27,097
Total Females
48,036

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  • Total Bachelors degree

    75,133

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See where Biology/Biological Sciences, General is the most popular major in the U.S.
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Top Colleges for Biology/Biological Sciences, General

If you’re thinking about majoring in Biology/Biological Sciences, General, then you should look at these top colleges, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Emory University and Duke University. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is our best ranked institution for a degree in Biology/Biological Sciences, General with 470 students graduating with this major annually at the Bachelors degree level. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Biology/Biological Sciences, General Majors

For Biology/Biological Sciences, General majors, some of the most in demand jobs include Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education, Molecular and Cellular Biologists and Natural Sciences Managers. Additionally, Biology/Biological Sciences, General graduates may land a high salary job, such as Natural Sciences Managers or Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary.

Top Paying Careers for Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  1. Natural Sciences Managers   (Median Wage: $123,860)
  2. Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $82,550)
  3. Molecular and Cellular Biologists   (Median Wage: $79,590)
  4. Life Scientists, All Other   (Median Wage: $78,190)
  5. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education   (Median Wage: $60,320)
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