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Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

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The sciences cover a wide variety of disciplines and are very useful in most businesses. Careers in the biological sciences include research, health care, environmental management and conservation, education, biotechnology, forensic science, politics and policy, science writing and communication. Chemists can have jobs in applied research and product development, cheminformatics, chemical technology, dyes, pigments, and inks, project management, hazardous waste management, quality assurance, formulation chemistry, and process chemistry. Physics careers include accelerator operator, applications engineer, data analyst, professor, lab technician, researcher, space and astronomy, healthcare, and many more.

Those in the sciences have the possibility to be very cross-functional and will like need abilities in entrepreneurship. They may find business opportunities and need the skills to create a business plan, which incorporates all business functions including accounting, finance, human resources, information systems, law, marketing, operations, research and development, sales, and supply chain.

They may also run important projects and need managerial skills. Taking entrepreneurship classes will help if you think you have a patentable idea to know if this is a true opportunity and it will help you to network and create a team.

Sciences students that include entrepreneurship courses among their breadth of knowledge (BOK) elective classes get a well-rounded education and the ability to set themselves apart from other sciences graduates in the job market.


Science majors that study entrepreneurship may pursue careers in:

a. Industrial management
b. Laboratory management
c. Technical sales and marketing
d. Helping organizations bring innovations to the public
e. Taking your IP to start a business
f. Biology working with drug companies and providers of scientific products and services to research and test new products


Click here to apply to the entrepreneurship minor.

Address questions to Professor Thomas Dalziel ("Dr. D") or an academic program advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office, as needed. We're here to help you!