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Biology Alumni Spotlight and Careers

With their Biology degrees, our students have had great success in their post-graduate lives following their time in Gallahue Hall. Butler Biology alumni can be found throughout the country, employed at government agencies (such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the United States Department of Agriculture), major pharmaceutical companies (such as Eli Lilly and Pfizer), and nationally ranked hospitals (such as the Mayo Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, ranked as the No. 1 Best Hospital and the Top 2 Best Children’s Hospital in the country, respectively, by US News and Rankings). But success is not defined by a national ranking; our alumni enjoy fulfilling careers in many different fields all over the world.

Butler Biology majors after graduation: 57% graduate/professional school, 26% employed, 12% gap year, 5% seeking employment or additional schooling

Figure based on self-reported data six months after graduation from 2015–2017

Professional or Graduate School and Careers

More than half of Biology majors will undergo additional schooling before employment. When Butler Biology majors do enter the workforce, either immediately following graduation or after additional schooling, they can be found in many different areas of employment. Below are some of the post-graduate schools Butler Biology alumni have attended as well as a small sample of some of the careers our alumni are employed (specific company/organization names and employment titles are withheld for confidentiality). This list is an accumulation of self-reporting (from 2015–2017 survey of graduates) and anecdotal submissions from Butler faculty.

Medical School

  • Auburn University
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Loyola University
  • Marian University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Ohio State University
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Ross University
  • St. Louis University
  • Stanford University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Washington
  • Wright State University

Dentistry School

  • Indiana University
  • Marquette University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota

Other Professional School (Optometry, Physical Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, Veterinary)

  • Bellarmine University
  • Butler University
  • Governors State University
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University
  • Marshall University
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Michigan-Flint

Graduate School (Master’s and Doctoral Programs)

  • Arizona State University
  • Auburn University
  • Ball State University
  • Butler University
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • Green Mountain College
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Miami University
  • Michigan State University
  • Ohio University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • San Diego State University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of California San Luis Obipso
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Vanderbilt University
  • West Point Military Academy
  • Yale University

Career Samples

  • Agricultural Research Scientist
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotechnology Company Founder
  • Biotechnology Research Scientist
  • Cancer Research Scientist
  • Cell Biology Research Scientist
  • College Professor
  • Community Health Research Scientist
  • Dentist—Family Practice
  • Dentist—Oral Surgeon
  • Ecology Conservationist
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Health Insurance Agent
  • High School Teacher
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Hospital Laboratory Technician
  • Lawyer
  • Marine Biologist
  • Medical Illustration Designer
  • Medical Research Scientist
  • Neuroscience Research Scientist
  • Nurse
  • Nutritionist
  • Optical Group Technician
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmaceutical Company Director
  • Pharmaceutical Research Scientist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician—Family Medicine
  • Physician—Internal Medicine
  • Physician—Neonatology
  • Physician—Orthopedic Surgery
  • Physician—Pediatrics
  • Physician—Psychiatry
  • Physician—Trauma Surgery
  • Physician Recruitment Company Founder
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Public Health Emergency Coordinator
  • Research Fellow
  • Research Laboratory Technician
  • University Lecturer
  • Veterinarian

Alumni Spotlights

Dr. Michael Hole, Biology 2008

MD, Stanford University School of Medicine 2014
Pediatric Residency, Harvard University School of Medicine 2017
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Population Health, University of Texas

Co-Founder & Co-Director of StreetCred
2016 Forbes 30 Under 30

Jeremy Baldi: Biology 2009

Co-founder of Archway Physician Recruitment
Co-founder of SimPath