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Life After Linfield

Graduates from Linfield's Department of Biology pursue a wide range of career paths. But most complete postgraduate studies for careers in academia, medicine and biomedical industries. Programs can be tailored to prepare you for any biological science or health science opportunity.

Graduate (master's or doctoral) programs in:

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Fisheries and wildlife
  • Immunology
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Oceanography
  • Neurophysiology

Professional programs in:

  • Dentistry
  • Chiropractic
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatry
  • Veterinary medicine

Employment in:

  • Biomedical illustration
  • Cardiovascular technology
  • Dental hygiene
  • DNA technology
  • Medical technology
  • Cardiovascular technology
  • Laboratory technician
  • Nuclear medicine technology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Peace Corps
  • Physical therapy
  • Research technician (clinical, biotechnology, wine industry)
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Secondary education
  • Social work
  • X-ray technology

Professional successes highlighted

Graduates in academia:

Graduates in industry:

Graduate and professional school acceptances:

In recent years, 70% of our students who applied to medical school were accepted. About 60% of our graduates go on to graduate programs. Below are just a few institutions where our graduates have been admitted. Many receive outstanding student awards, rank top of their class and go on to serve in positions of leadership in the scientific/medical community.

  • Baylor University
  • Cornell University
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Yale University

Department of Biology

Alumni Profiles

The W.M. Keck Science Center building on a snow day.
Portrait of Jessenya Mil '19.
The W.M. Keck Science Center building on a snow day.
Discovering a Path Less Traveled
Jessenya Mil ’19 arrived at Linfield interested in the sciences. She found a home for her passion in the biology lab. Today, she's a third-year doctoral candidate in the molecular biology doctorate program at UCLA.
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Kristen Gehring
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Helping patients take control of their health
"I learned to be a part of a community, and was given many experiences that pushed me past my comfort zone and gave me confidence."