Career Opportunities for Science

Career Opportunities for Science


Science Jobs

A science degree can be a gateway to many professions, both in and out of the laboratory. Some scientists are dedicated to understanding the fundamentals of the universe or the earth system. Others work in applied science, using basic knowledge to work in accounting, business, communications, defense, engineering, law, management, medicine, and related fields. In this flexible major, your career options are limited only by your imagination, talent, and perseverance.

Career Planning

The Academic and Career Planning Center (ACPC) assists students with career and life planning. You may schedule appointments with the ACPC staff to discuss career interests, skills, values, and goal setting, as well as how to find career information, internships, full-time jobs, and graduate schools. Students are encouraged to utilize the services of the ACPC.

Internships and Co-ops

Students in the School of Science can incorporate an internship experience into their academic program. These professional, career-related experiences in an organizational setting are valuable for a student's professional career development, and students may receive academic credit that applies to their degree program.

In addition, Penn State's Eberly College of Science Cooperative Education Program provides an excellent opportunity for Penn State Behrend students to integrate academic study with relevant experience in the workplace through alternating semesters of work and study.

If you are a student looking for more information on co-op and internship listings and how to apply, please contact your advisor or the Academic and Career Planning Center.