What Can You Do With a Major in Physiological Sciences?

Physiological sciences major careers and jobs

Most of our physiology majors plan to go on to graduate school or medical school, and we offer a specialized track for direct-admit physical therapy students. However, for those considering working right away, the major in physiology is excellent preparation for careers in academic research, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Jobs for physiological sciences majors

What can you do with a major in physiology? Marquette's physiology majors have found success and leadership roles in:

  • Academic and hospital research
  • Biotechnology
  • Dentistry
  • Environmental science
  • Food industries
  • Forensic science
  • Government agencies (FBI, FDA, DNR, NASA, USDA)
  • Graduate school
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Public health
  • Science writing or journalism
  • Veterinary medicine

Recent employers of Marquette physiology majors include:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Blood Center of Wisconsin
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Eli Lilly
  • GE Healthcare
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Prodesse
  • Pfizer

Some of the graduate and medical schools Marquette physiology majors have gone on to include:

Graduate schools:

  • Boise State University
  • California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Columbia University
  • Creighton
  • Duke
  • Georgia State
  • Marquette University
  • Northwestern University
  • Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Ca.
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Texas
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Yale

Medical schools:

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Stony Brook University (SUNY) Medical Center
  • University of Illinois Medical School
  • Washington University Medical School