American Institute of Biological Sciences

Biology is at the heart of some of the biggest challenges facing humanity and our planet. From improving human health to tackling climate change, enhancing agriculture to conserving the environment, biologists play an important role.


Pursuing a career in biology can be immensely rewarding and exciting. Studying biology teaches you to ask questions, make detailed observations, evaluate evidence, and solve problems.

Biologists learn:

  • how living things work
  • how living things interact with one another
  • how living things evolve

Biologists study the evolution, natural history, and conservation of plants and animals; investigate the interactions of living organisms with light, the environment, or each other; and work to advance pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical research.

Studying biology can lead to a wide range of careers, from research to teaching, health care to policymaking.

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