Master of Arts or Master of Science in Biology - Careers and Opportunities

Opportunity Awaits

UB’s graduate-level Biology program will prepare you for jobs and terminal degrees requiring highly-trained experts with advanced knowledge in biology and related sciences. You will be competitive for positions in private, academic, and government research institutions, clinical laboratories, and more. In addition, our close proximity to leading biotech and pharmaceutical corporations provides local opportunities for recent graduates remaining in the area.

Your Goals and Your Degree Type: Working Hand-in-Hand

Our program is specifically designed with two degree path options built to support the future endeavors of all graduate-level biology students. Read on to find out how your career goals pair with our degree offerings:

The Master of Arts in Biology is best suited if you are a working professional looking to elevate your career. This degree will allow you to take your enhanced skillsets and apply them to your existing role or to a new position. The Biology (M.A.) degree can be pursued with or without an internship, as well as on a part-time basis, if needed. This flexibility allows you to acquire the skills necessary to take your career to the next level while maintaining your work/life balance.

If you see yourself pursuing research-based positions and/or further education following graduation, you should consider pursing the Master of Science in Biology degree. Instead of an internship, the Biology (M.S.) degree program requires completion of a thesis of original research—something highly desirable when applying to medical school and other terminal degree programs.

What will UBecome with a Biology (M.A. or M.S.) Degree?

Your career awaits in…



Colleges and Universities

Environmental Laboratories

Food Processing and Safety

Government (EPA, OSHA, FDA, etc.)





Private Research Foundations

Public Health


Research and Development

Research Management


Career Assistance

UB’s Center for Career Development helps graduates prepare for entrance into the workforce. Our comprehensive career counseling and resource center is dedicated to helping you become active participants in your own academic, professional, and career development.

Services provided include resume and cover letter building, interview preparation, and negotiation as well as goal assessment and personal branding.

What's UBJobnet?

UBjobnet is UB’s internal job portal–open only to UB students and alumni! Here, you can access a variety of opportunities posted by local and national employers. Search for jobs/internships, submit your resume online, register for career related events, or all of the above.

To access UBjobnet:

  • Login to the myUB Portal
  • Click on the “Quick Links” box on the right side to navigate to UBjobnet
  • Find the resources that suit your needs:
    • Job Search: Find full-time, part-time, internship, student employment and volunteer opportunities
    • Email me new jobs: Set up job alerts by clicking “Email me new jobs” located above your search results. Use specific keywords to help tailor your emails to match your interests
    • Career Events: Register for and learn about more upcoming events
    • Employer Directory: Find and research companies related to your desired field
  • Upload your updated resume and cover letters to UBjobnet to be able to easily apply to posted positions through the system
  • Update your major, GPA, and graduation year in your profile to receive information on jobs and events related to your field



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