When students have completed their studies at Northwestern University in biological sciences, they will choose from a wide range of opportunities to further their professional development. Recent graduates from our program have made the following career choices:
Performing scientific research for two years prior to entering a Ph.D. program
Attending pharmacy school
Students who are considering a premed course of study are advised to consult with the Academic Advising Center at Northwestern. They provide Premed/Prehealth Professions Advising and informational workshops are scheduled on a regular basis explaining the application process for medical school.
While you are a student at Northwestern, you are encouraged to utilize the Office of University Career Services where a staff of dedicated counselors will assist you in making the proper decisions about your future. Your biological sciences advisor will also be an important resource for you to cultivate regarding which academic programs or professional schools are best suited for your interests.
Teach for America
Teach for America is a program for college graduates to teach for two years in low-income areas. After two years of teaching at one of 22 sites across the country, the Teach for America corps members may continue career paths in education or branch out to other areas. Select graduate schools have two-year deferral programs for corps members.
Students apply during the fall (deadline October 18) or winter (deadline February 18) of their last year in college. Students register and complete the application which consists of a letter of intent, resume, and essay online.
Greenpeace Organization opportunity
The Greenpeace Organizing Term (GOT) is an action-filled semester and the best hands-on training for you to become an environmental leader. You'll be making an investment in your leadership skills and get trainings in grassroots organizing, media, direct action, and campaign strategy. You'll travel abroad with Greenpeace and join a team of incredible activists working to protect the planet.
Program in Biological Sciences 2205 Tech Drive O.T. Hogan Hall Room 2-144
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-4031 Fax: 847-467-0525