A Biology degree is extremely versatile and can lead to many different kinds of career opportunities. Our Biology majors receive high-quality training and graduate with a broad range of skills and expertise. Career areas can range from traditional fields like healthcare, biotechnology, and wildlife conservation to newer occupations in areas such as genomics and bioinformatics, where there will continue to be many opportunities moving forward.

What are Siena alumni doing now? See stories below from a few recent graduates.

Careers or postgraduate programs entered by recent students 

  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist
  • Veterinarian
  • Pharmacist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Chiropractor
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Nurse
  • Nutritionist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Cytotechnology Specialist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • High School Teacher
  • Graduate School (Masters and PhDs) in a variety of fields including evolutionary biology, ecology, biochemistry, genetics, neuroscience, public health, and many more.

Where our alumni work

  • Advanced Scientifics
  • Boston Heart Diagnostics Laboratory 
  • General Electric
  • GeneWiz
  • Life Technologies
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
  • Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP
  • NYS Police Forensics Department
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Regeneron
  • VWR
  • And many more

Kathleen Ackert

I'll be attending medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I plan to pursue a career in medicine and public health I hope to work with the aging community, take service trips to developing countries, and ultimately end up in a primary care specialty. At Siena, I valued my relationships with my professors and how I learned how to learn. I am more confident as a student, always eager to learn, and feel well-prepared for medical school.

Waqqas Tai

I will be attending New York Institute of Technology-college of osteopathic medicine for a medical degree. I plan to pursue a career in trauma surgery. Siena helped prepare me for the next step due to the volume of material we are required to learn as well as the difficult exams.

Meghan Davis

I will be starting a Masters of Forensic Science at Pace University. At Siena, I valued the small class sizes as they made it possible to get the most out of every class. The hands on lab experience at Siena has provided me basic knowledge of laboratory techniques and has prepared me to continue my studies in a graduate program.

Karissa Leong

I will be attending Albany Medical College through the 8 year Siena/AMC Program. I would like to become a physician but I am unsure what field I would like to enter at this time. My favorite thing about the Biology Department at Siena was definitely the professors. I always got the feeling that my professors genuinely cared about me as a student, and that they wanted me to succeed. I have always appreciated how personable the Bio professors at Siena are. I feel that I have developed good relationships with the professors in the Biology Department. The biology curriculum at Siena was far more challenging than I expected it to be. I was consistently pushed to do my very best work. I was able to develop time management skills and better study habits in order to keep up and do well. I know that my background in Biology, as well as the study habits that I have learned will help me succeed in med school.