What to Expect
King’s offers a variety of science programs to fit your interests. Natural sciences use the scientific method to study biological life and the universe while the formal sciences offer the tools and framework to succeed in many careers.
Natural Science majors include:
- Environmental Science
- General Science
Formal Science majors include:
- Computer Science
As a method of opening up even more career options, many of our students choose to minor in another discipline, such as: chemistry of materials, forensic studies, molecular biology, physics or statistics.
With the appropriate level of education, students of the sciences can pursue a number of careers including:
- Computers (programming, systems, software design, networking)
- Education (teaching, administration, technical writing or illustration)
- Environmental (research and technology, resource management, lobbying)
- Health/Medical (counseling, laboratory testing, technicians, professional school)
- Government, (administration, research, legislation)
- Research and Development (analytical, biotechnology, genetics, informational analysis)
- Business (securities research, quality control, market research, pharmaceutical sales)
Students who obtain master’s degrees can pursue careers in advanced research and administrative positions, university teaching and independent research. For those interested in professional school, the biological sciences are excellent preparation and provide practical experience in their chosen field.
Here are just a few examples of workplaces and institutions where our alumni have found success:
- Aetna U.S. Healthcare, Underwriting Analyst, King of Prussia, Pa
- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Senior Lab Technician, Baltimore, Md.
- Michigan State University Quantitative Ecology Program, Ph.D. candidate, East Lansing, Mi.
- PJW Consulting, President, Mountaintop, Pa.
- Princeton University Molecular Biology Program, Ph.D. candidate, Princeton, N.J.
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Research Associate, New York City, N.Y.
- University of Delaware, MS, Newark, De.
- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Quality Control Chemist, Collegeville, P