Biology is the science that studies life. It is multidisciplinary because it includes many different fields, ranging from cell biology and genetics to evolution, plant science and ecology. Some careers are applied, using biological knowledge to address problems in society and industry, while others are in research, advancing knowledge to produce new solutions. Numerous additional opportunities exist for students as laboratory assistants, who aid in preparation of laboratory classes, research assistants, who work with professors doing basic research, and internships with local employers.
IU Southeast offers the following degrees:
Advising and Career Coaching
Sarah Barger BA
Life Sciences 258 A
Phone: (812) 941-2237
Shelia Gustafson M. Div
Life Sciences 258D
Phone: (812) 941-2219
Director of Career Development
Career Coach for Nursing and Natural Sciences
Univ. Center South 106
Phone: (812) 941-2430
Learn from Professionals
Social Media and Networking
Consider following and/or joining these local and national organizations to meet professionals
- American Institute of Biological Sciences
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- American Society for Microbiology
- Greater Louisville Sierra Club
- Kentucky Association for Environmental Education
- Kentucky Environmental Education Council
- Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA)
- Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (KPTA)
- Louisville Climate Action Network (LCAN)
- Louisville Sustainability Council
- Society for Conservation Biology
- The Nature Conservancy – Kentucky
Find and join IU Southeast student organizations through Grenadier Central.
Volunteer positions are a great way to get exposed to your field(s) of interest and to invest time in your local community.
- Senior Care Experts
- Volunteers of America Mid-States
- Home of the Innocents, Inc.
- Family Community Clinic
- C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc.
- Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation
- Summerbridge of Louisville
- Olmsted Parks Conservancy
IU Southeast students have completed the following internships to get related experience for their majors. For information on currently available internship opportunities, visit the Internships job board.
- Dermatology Center – Clinical Assistant
- Weisskopf Evaluation Center – Genetic Counselors Assistant
- Transit Authority of River City (TARC) – Sustainability Program Manager
- UPS – Industrial Engineering Intern
- Olmsted Parks Conservancy – Olmsted Parks Restoration Intern
- KentuckyOne Health-Frazier Rehab Institute – Clinical Informatics Intern
- LexisNexis – Data Analyst
- Indiana Forest Alliance – Outreach Intern
This top employers list was created using the Linkedin Alumni Tool.
- Norton Healthcare
- University of Louisville
- Eli Lilly and Company
- Eurofins Genomics
- Louisville Metro Government