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Biological Sciences
209.946.2181
Craig Vierra
Department Co-Chair and Professor of Biology
College of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
cvierra@pacific.edu

Career Paths

The Biology Department's program of studies is sufficiently flexible to prepare students to pursue careers in molecular and cellular biology, botany, microbiology, physiology or zoology as graduate students. Some students pursue jobs in biotechnology, education, marketing and sales, among other fields. Programs in the department also prepare students for professional fields such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, medical technology, nursing or physical therapy.

Our department prepares a large number of pre-professional students for entry into the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, as well as the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

No matter what career objective, students are exposed to the major areas of the biological sciences and thus may make an intelligent, well-informed choice of specialization in post-baccalaureate study. Recent graduates are enrolled in programs at institutions around the world, including:

  • Yale University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Southern California