Molecular Biology/Biochemistry Careers

Goshen College Alumni

A sampling of current positions held by molecular biology/ biochemistry alumni:

  • Family Physician
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Chemist
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Research Consultant
  • Nurse
  • Phlebotomist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Biologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Biochemistry Research Assistant
  • Field Coordinator for Research Project


The Biological Sciences department mission is to promote Christian stewardship of biological resources, in both natural and human forms. We prepare servant leaders for the church and world, with the broad background in biology necessary for biology related jobs or further training in biology related areas.

About the Coursework

Undergraduate research either on-campus or as part of an off-campus internship is highly recommended. The department has a long record of providing opportunities for students to get involved in faculty-led research projects. We believe that research is a fundamental way to encourage students’ appreciation for the splendor of the natural world, to model for young scholars the methods of scientific inquiry, and to provide students with both the technical skills and experiences that hone their career interests.

Possible courses include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Vertebrate Biology
  • General Physics
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Quantum Mechanics

For a full list of requirements and courses, refer to the course catalog.

Possible Career Paths

A molecular biology major provides excellent preparation for further study in medical or graduate school, or direct entry into the job market. Molecular biology provides a foundation for careers in biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics, biotechnology, genetics, molecular medicine, genomics, molecular diagnostics, drug discovery and many related areas.

The list below provides several career options, but it is not exhaustive. Please note that some positions require additional education.

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Bioinformatics Scientist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemist
  • Clinical Data Specialist
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Dentist
  • Forensics Specialist
  • Geneticist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Immunologist
  • Industrial Chemist
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Laboratory Supervisor/Technician
  • Medical Microbiologist
  • Medical Researcher
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular biologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Optometrist
  • Patent Attorney
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Pharmacologist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Professor
  • Public Health Worker
  • Research Associate/Assistant
  • Quality Assurance Auditor
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Scientific Editor
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Veterinarian
  • Virologist

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