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School of Science

School of Science

Possible Career Opportunities

Graduates from the School of Science have a spectrum of career choices, ranging from biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, to education and healthcare, to government and finance. A variety of entry-level positions are available to baccalaureate graduates—thanks, in part, to the level of hands-on, real-world experience built into each curriculum.

Biology

  • Our biology programs prepare students for a variety of careers and laboratory positions in government, education, consulting, or industry.
  • Students in the marine and environment biology and policy program find employment in government agencies (e.g., New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), environmental consulting firms, private research laboratories, and local, non-profit environmental organizations.

Notable employers of alumni:

  • Merck
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Bristol-Myers Scribb
  • ImClone Systems
  • Novartis
  • Roche Molecular Systems
  • SeaWorld
  • NOAA

Chemistry, Medical Technology, and Physics

  • Our chemistry programs prepare students for careers in industrial chemistry, environmental protection, forensics, government, industrial hygiene, information science, patent law, science writing, education, toxicology, and many other areas.
  • Because of the ongoing shortages of qualified medical laboratory scientists, graduates from our medical and clinical laboratory science programs are heavily recruited. They often work in hospitals, commercial and reference labs, physicians’ offices, and health clinics.

Notable employers of alumni:

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • L’Oreal
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Unilever
  • West-Ward Pharmaceuticals
  • International Flavors & Fragrances

Computer Science and Software Engineering

  • Never before has the demand been greater for highly skilled software professionals. Employment opportunities are numerous and varied, given that information management, system design, product development, and decision support are critical elements of nearly every business. Many students have multiple internships, which often lead to full-time employment.
  • Most of our graduates are receiving multiple job offers from high technology companies, financial institutions, government agencies, healthcare providers, educational institutions, automobile manufacturers, telecommunications providers, and news and entertainment companies.

Notable employers of alumni:

  • AT&T
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Philips Electronics
  • Discovery Data

Mathematics

  • Currently, many graduates are responding to the great need for mathematics teachers and finding employment in the field of education. Many also move on to graduate school.
  • Mathematics also provides the basis for a career in various areas of business and industry with technical aspects. Employers are looking for people who can think logically and offer a unique perspective in solving problems. For instance, there is huge demand for statisticians.

Notable employers of alumni:

  • National Security Agency
  • The Hershey Company
  • ZAIS Group
  • AT&T
  • Rumson Capital LLC
  • BMI Merchandise
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia