After Oswego

Graduates of the biological sciences have gone onto various jobs and further graduate education, below are just a few of the most recent examples. Let us know if you are interested in joining the biological sciences alumni listserv.

Other opportunities include

  • Microbiologist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Animal behavior
  • Marine biology
  • Medicine and health

Graduate studies may include

  • Zoology
  • Veterinary
  • Physical therapy
  • Conservation
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry

Biological Sciences student riding a horse


Sarita Charap '18


My research and internships have allowed me to apply classroom learning in hands-on opportunities that have made me a competitive applicant in potential graduate endeavors.

Biology student Bianca Fernandez


Bianca Fernandez '19


All of my professors have been supportive and willing to help their students when needed. They welcome them to their office hours and make an effort to schedule appointments if you can’t make those times.

Alumni Katie Costanzo crouching by rocks


Katie S. Costanzo '00


As an evolutionary ecologist at Canisius College, Costanzo raises Aedes aegypti mosquitos from larvae to adulthood in her lab to study how climate factors, infections, competition and predators influence its biology and behavior—all factors in disease transmission.

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Andrea Dattellas receiving the 2016 Small Business Excellence Award


Andrea Dattellas '07


Five years after graduating from veterinary school in St. Kitts, Dattellas now owns and operates her own clinic. Her dedication and hard work resulted in the Oswego Small Business Development Center honoring her with the 2016 Small Business Excellence Award.

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Stephanie Facchine conducting research around the Great Lakes


Stephanie Facchine, '18


Stephanie Facchine, a senior biological sciences major, studied how climate change might impact the rare, threatened Pitcher's thistle through a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Fellowship at the University of Michigan Biological Station.

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Some alumni employers

  • Smithsonian Institute
  • Animal Aide, The Animal Medical Center in Manhattan
  • Research Technician studying bats
  • Chemist, Brinkmann Instruments
  • Lab Tech, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Medical Technologist, University of Texas
  • Patient Care Technician, St. Peters Hospital
  • Research Technologist, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • New York State Police lab technician
  • Knoxville Zoo

Physician (M.D./D.O)

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Liberty University
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ross University School of Medicine
  • St. George's University
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • SUNY Upstate
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Pharmacy

  • Albany Pharmacy School for Biotechnology
  • D'Youville College of Pharmacy
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • St. John Fisher College
  • University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Physician Assistant

  • Albany Medical College
  • Arcadia University
  • AT Stills University
  • D'Youville University
  • LeMoyne College
  • Long Island University - Brooklyn
  • Mercy College
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • SUNY Downstate
  • SUNY Upstate


  • New York Chiropractic College
  • University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic


  • Cornell University (Molecular and Integrative Physiology)
  • University of Alaska-Fairbanks (Oceanography)
  • University of Connecticut (Botany)
  • University of Delaware (Entomology)
  • University of Maryland at Baltimore (Biochemistry)
  • University of Minnesota (Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management)
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Genome Science and Technology)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (Integrative Biology)

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

  • Cornell University
  • Kansas State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • Ross University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Tennessee - Knoxville


  • American University (Biology)
  • Boise State
  • Meredith College (Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • Northwestern University (Biotechnology)
  • South Illinois University (Zoology)
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Ecology)
  • University of Buffalo (Biology; Chemical and Biological Engineering)
  • University of Florida (Veterinary Medical Sciences)
  • University of Maine (Zoology)
  • Western Connecticut (MFA in Science Illustration)
  • Western Carolina University

Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Clarkson University
  • Columbia University
  • SUNY Upstate
  • Temple University
  • University at Buffalo
  • Utica College


  • University at Buffalo