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Featured Alumni

  • Kandace Thomas Ph.D.- BS Biology, 2015. Earned her doctorate in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2021 and joined the faculty of the Biology department in the fall of 2022.
  • Allie (Oberholtzer) Greenplate Ph.D.- BS Biology, 2011. Earned her doctorate in immunology from Vanderbilt University and is working as the Director of Strategic Alliance and Operations -Immune Health at University of Pennsylvania.

Where Biology Department Majors work after Eastern

Students graduating from our Biology Department can obtain degrees in Biology, Biological Studies, and Environmental Science. These alumni have been employed at the following companies and organizations:

  • Great Hearts Academy- Classical school science and history teacher
  • Merck & CO, Researcher
  • Glasko Smooth Kline, Lab scientist
  • Charles River Laboratories, Lab scientist
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Biological science technician
  • Urban Promise, science teacher
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Chesapeake Conservation Corps., staff
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center, Clinical Research Data Specialist
  • Bancroft, Cognitive therapist
  • Arborist in Philadelphia area
  • Hakalau National Forest Refuge, Hawaii, field biologist
  • Severn Trent Services, water and waste-water services technician
  • Family practice physician, Minot, ND
  • General surgeon, Henderson, NC
  • Esperanza, Education and community development coordinator
  • CUNY Baruch College, Senior lab technician
  • United States Department of Agriculture Forest Svc, Wildlife Ecologist
  • Malvern, Cell Culture Technician
  • Ecology-based Environmental Consulting Firm, Consultant
  • United States Air Force, Surgeon
  • Cabarrus Pediatric Clinic, Pediatrician
  • Anesthesia Associates of Lancaster, LTD, Vice President / Anesthesiologist
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Surgical Technician
  • Cardiovascular Associates, Clinical Research Coordinator
  • US Army CHPPM, Lab Tech
  • United States Navy, Lt. Commander-Physician OBGYN
  • Muddy Fingers Farm, Farmer
  • City of Jarrettsville, Environmental Construction Superintendent
  • Witmer's Organic, Owner
  • Family First Health, Physician
  • Ashtabula Clinic, Physician and Director of Physician Medicine
  • Primary Care Associates, Physician Assistant
  • James Madison University, Professor
  • and many more!

Industries and Professions for Biology Department Majors

Students graduating from Eastern's Biology Department can obtain degrees in BiologyBiological Studies, and Environmental Science.

A degree from the Biology Department from Eastern University will provide students with a broad scientific background, analytical skills, and critical thinking capabilities that will allow them to thrive in whatever career area they pursue. Diverse careers exist with a Bachelor's degree, with additional science graduate study, or combined with other training, such as Education, Business, Law, or foreign languages.

Eastern University Biology alumni are successfully employed in various types of medical careers, including physicians (MDs and DOs) at Philadelphia area hospitals and elsewhere; PAs (Physicians Assistants); several licensed dentists; several who went into Nursing; and a number who are working as medical and research technicians. Some of our alumni who went onto medical school won highly competitive merit scholarships.

Biology Majors can be found working in the following industries and professions, among many others:

  • Biology Teacher
  • Lab Technician
  • Life Scientist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Naturalist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Representative
  • Public Health Worker