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Biological Sciences


A strength of our BSc and BSc(Tech) graduates is that they have been exposed to a broad range of biological sciences disciplines (such as botany, genetics and ecology) throughout their undergraduate degree, while still maintaining choices in interdisciplinary areas (such as biological engineering, biochemistry and the environmental sciences).

Our MSc and PhD graduates have developed world-class research skills in their specialist areas.

A demand for biological scientists will grow as governments look for a better way to manage their forests, coastal and water resources.

Career Opportunities

  • Agricultural Researcher
  • Agronomist
  • Animal Behaviour Scientist
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Biochemist
  • Biodiversity Ranger
  • Biosecurity Officer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Cheese Production Supervisor
  • Chemical Analyst
  • Conservation Officer
  • Consultant
  • Contractor
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Fisheries Scientist
  • Food and Drink Technologist
  • Food Biochemist
  • Forensic Technician
  • Forestry Technician
  • Geneticist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Marine Biologist
  • Medical Sciences Technician
  • Nursery Grower
  • Pharmaceutical Engineer
  • Plant Pathologist/Physiologist
  • Pou Takawaenga
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Quarantine Officer
  • Research Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Technician
  • Zoo Curator or Assistant
  • Zoologist

Potential Employers

  • Agricultural and Fisheries Sectors
  • Agricultural Research Industry
  • Biotechnology Industry
  • Conservation Sector
  • Crown Research Institutes
  • Environmental Consultancy Firms
  • Fonterra
  • Food and Dairy Industries
  • Local Bodies and Regional Councils
  • Local Body Authorities
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Private Research Companies
  • Universities and Polytechnics
  • Zoos

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Diana MacPherson and Nikki Webb

Diana MacPherson and Nikki Webb
BSc(Tech) in Biological Sciences

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Summer 2015