Your Dordt education will help you build and communicate a comprehensive vision for Christian discipleship that will enable you to be of service in God’s kingdom in whatever career you choose. In the last decade, 95 percent of biology majors found work or were admitted to graduate school within six months of graduation.
Career opportunities for biology majors are promising.
- Science teachers are in high demand at the upper elementary and high school levels.
- Increases in the number and variety of jobs related to environmental quality are likely, both in the field and in organizations that influence policymaking and implementation.
- Advances in genomics and bioinformatics are creating a demand for graduates capable of working in this field.
Professional and graduate schools look for candidates with strong undergraduate preparation, especially those whose rigorous training in their field is based on a comprehensive educational foundation.
Here's where a few recent Dordt graduates have landed:
Seth Fopma–Master's program in Natural Resource Management at South Dakota State University
Brandon Wubben–M.D. program at University of Iowa
Megan Sytsma–Physician Assistant Program at Grand Valley State University
Christy Heidema–Ph.D. program at University of Iowa
Michelle Palmer–Ph.D. program in biochemistry at University of Nebraska
Matthiew Hoogland–Doctor of Optometry program at Pacific University College of Optometry
Nicole Staudt–Conservation technician at Prairie Island Indian Community
Austin Spronk–Medical program at University of Minnesota-Duluth
Will McClain–Medical program at University of South Dakota
Joe Lammers–Physicians Assistant-University of Colorado-Boulder
Morgan (Rodenburgh) Meissner–Physicians Assistant-University of Nebraska-Omaha
Erica Lieuwen–Physical therapy program at University of Alberta
Deborah (Jude) Osae-Oppong–Master's graduate program at Loyola University; freelancer for the Field Museum, Chicago
Kiley Boone–Medical program at University of Iowa
Matt Schippers–Osteopathy program at Des Moines University
Seth Vande Kamp–Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine-A.T. Still University
Heidi Rozenboom–Physicians Assistant-South University (Savannah, GA)
Sarah (Seymour) Lyle–Physicians Assistant-Harding University, Arkansas
David Christensen–Medical program at University of Minnesota
Joshua Bowers–Medical program at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Michael Olthoff–Medical program at University of Iowa
Theo Mobach–Medical program at University of Alberta
Melissa Ver Haar–Physicians Assistant-Rosalind Franklin University (Chicago)
Melissa Kroll–Medical program at University of Iowa
Sarah Sikkema–Medical program at University of Western Ontario
Joy Horstman–Physicians Assistant-Des Moines University
Mark Dykstra–Medical program at University of Alberta
Kim (Deelstra) Walhof–Medical program at Michigan State University (Grand Rapids campus)
Jessica DeBoer-Medical program at University of Indiana
Brandon Vander Wel-Medical program at Loma Linda University
Teresa Maas–Medical program at University of South Dakota
Daniel Heckmann–Medical program at University of South Dakota
Jayme Van Beek–Osteopathy program at Des Moines University