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After Graduation

So what are you supposed to do after graduation? With the education you have received from Hope your opportunities can be endless if you are willing to put in the time and effort to make it happen.

Graduate Programs

Students who successfully complete the required courses will have a good background in all of the major fields in biology and should be prepared for standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Exam in Biology, the Biology portion of the Medical and Dental Schools Admission Tests, and the Michigan Certification Test in Biology.

Careers in Biology

The Hope Biology department has produced successful biologists who are now engaged in careers ranging from the biomedical sciences to forestry, from dentistry to dolphin training, and agricultural pest management to pharmaceutical development...and much more!

To learn more about careers in biology from Allied Health Professions to Zoo research, talk to your profs, visit the Office of Career Services & Planning at Hope, attend campus career and academic advising sessions (watch for those offered once each semester for biology students – these are just for you!), and explore the AIBS website for even more help - The AIBS website also maintains job and internship listings.

Alumni Accomplishments

What the 2008 Graduates with Biology Majors will be doing this fall:

Medical School – 12
P.A. School – 3
Dental School - 1
Vet School - 3
Grad School – 8

A total of 27 biology grads are going on to further education – that's 63%!

Where are they going this fall?

  • Barry University Physician’s Assistant Program
  • Central Michigan University Physician Assistant Program
  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Detroit Mercy Dental School
  • Loyola Stritch School of Medicine – Chicago
  • Michigan State University Grad School
  • Michigan State University Medical School
  • Michigan State University’s Genetics PhD Program
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ohio State Medical School
  • Purdue University Department of Biological Sciences
  • Purdue University Grad School
  • Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Rush University Graduate School – Occupational Therapy
  • Sanford School of Medicine – University of South Dakota
  • University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Graduate School
  • University of Oklahoma Center for Health Sciences MD Program
  • Van Andel Institute PhD Program
  • Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Wayne State School of Medicine

What can I do with a Biology Degree?

Unique programs

We believe that students learn best by doing biology so it is equally important that we provide new and interesting ways for you to do exactly that. The programs below are only available at Hope College, so you won't find these anywhere else.

Unique Biology Programs