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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences


Careers


A Biology degree is relevant to everyone.
A solid foundation in biological principals is certainly of relevance to students interested in careers in some aspect of medicine, biologically relevant research, management of natural resources or teaching. But such a foundation empowers any citizen to confront issues of ever increasing complexity of medical care, environmental deterioration, bioethics, agricultural economics, public health or biotechnology. A major in Biological Sciences provides students with a broad education in the sciences and empowers students with knowledge critical to surviving life in the 21st century.

USC has several offices and web sites that can assist biology undergraduates with career decisions

  • Clinical Laboratory Science
    One of the professional applications for a degree in Biological Sciences is training in a hospital based Clinical Laboratory Science Program (also known as Medical Technology). If you are interested in considering this program, consult Cammie Steele in the CAS Undergraduate Dean’s Office located in Flinn Hall, for curriculum details (by email at cammie@sc.edu).
  • Office of Pre-Professional Advising
    The Office of Pre-professional Advisement "gives USC undergraduates the competitive edge in gaining admissions to professional schools." For this service, "professional schools" means medical, dental, veterinary, etc. The Office of Pre-Professional Advisement is located in Sumwalt building Room 208 (next door to Coker Life Sciences) or you may contact them at (803) 777-5581, or by email (see http://www.sc.edu/oppa/about.shtml.
  • College of Arts and Sciences Career Development Program
    The CAS Career Development Program is associated with the USC Career Center, with well trained staff to help students with their career planning needs. The staff provides assistance with choosing a major, identifying career options, and developing job search skills. Both the CAS Career Development Program and the USC Career Center are located on the 6th floor of the H. William Close Building (Business School, near Capstone); visit, or contact the office at (803) 777-7280, or by email at career@sc.edu.
  • USC Career Center
    This web site offers useful advice on many matters, including choosing a major, preparing a resume, finding jobs, preparing for graduate school, and many more! The USC Career Center has well trained staff to help students with their career planning needs. The staff provides assistance with choosing a major, identifying career options, and developing job search skills. The USC Career Center is located on the 6th floor of the H. William Close Building (Business School, near Capstone); visit, or contact the office at (803) 777-7280, or by email at career@sc.edu.
  • Collection of Career Oriented Web Sites, CAS A list of web links organized by discipline and maintained by the College of Arts and Sciences.  NOTE:  THERE IS NO LIST HERE.  IT GOES TO USC Career Center Home Page. 

Links to Career ideas on the internet...