Sara Vukus, 2018 graduate and 2018 president of the Ursinus College Chapter of the Beta Beta Beta...Sara Vukus, 2018 graduate and 2018 president of the Ursinus College Chapter of the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society with her parents and her advisor, Dr. Jennifer King. Sara earned her certification in biology teaching at Ursinus College and will be pursuing a career in teaching in the fall of 2018.

Life After Ursinus

Biology department graduates have been extraordinarily successful for many decades in using their biological background and other skills learned at Ursinus to advance their careers.

Many of our graduates are accepted at premier graduate programs, almost always to earn a Ph.D., as well as to elite medical, dental, veterinary, and physician assistant programs across the country.  Those who choose to enter the scientific work place after graduation from Ursinus are hired at cutting edge biotech firms large and small and many also ultimately pursue a graduate degree, though on a different time table.

Preparation for these careers begins in the undergraduate years and is often grounded in independent learning experiences, detailed elsewhere, but these experiences are often culminated in research presentations and/or publication with faculty co-authors.

Below we offer a representative sample of what our graduates have accomplished in recentacademic years.

A few of the many 2018 graduates of the Biology Department from left to right: Danielle Uidel, Do...A few of the many 2018 graduates of the Biology Department from left to right: Danielle Uidel, Dorothy Benton, and Amanda Otto. All three women were very active in both research in the Biology Department and in extracurricular activities. In the fall of 2018 Dorothy will begin a PhD program at Drexel University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (program: Molecular/cell biology and genetics). Danielle Uibel will pursue an MPH program at Drexel University School of Public Health and Amanda Otto will matriculate at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.