Science & Research

This Career Community is focused on the many different areas students can pursue in fields of science and research. Browse blogs for career advice, look at resources for job and internship leads and watch videos profiling unique roles and occupations.

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    Visit My Next Move to browse for science-related occupations by keyword or industry.

    • Animal scientist
    • Biochemists
    • Clinical research coordinator
    • Conservation scientists
    • Economists
    • Food science technicians
    • Forensic scientists
    • Geneticists
    • Greenhouse & nursery managers
    • Hydrologists
    • Materials scientists
    • Medical scientists
    • Quality control analysts
    • Political scientists
    • Statisticians
    • Social scientists
    • Soil and plant scientists
    • Survey researchers
    • Technical writers
    • Wildlife biologists

    Need help exploring your career options? Take the Focus 2 assessment to search for occupations that fit with your interests, values, skills, and personality. Then speak with a Career Specialist about the results.

    Check-out science-related MU majors, minors and certificates

    Please visit Majors@Mizzou and browse this site by career interests, occupation and by School or College. Remember, these are just a few examples of degree programs. A wide variety of MU majors can lead to a successful and satisfying career in science and research.

    • Anthropology
    • Agriculture
    • Animal Science
    • Biological Science
    • Chemistry
    • Engineering
    • Environmental Science
    • Economics
    • Food Science & Nutrition
    • Geological Science
    • Health Science
    • Journalism
    • Mathematics
    • Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
    • Physics
    • Plant Sciences
    • Psychology
    • Public Health
    • Statistics

    Another helpful tool is the What Can I Do With This Major site where you can connect academic majors to common career paths and see typical employers that hire those majors.

    Learn how to have career conversations to find possible career paths 
    Discover the unique career paths of fellow Tigers
    • Use LinkedIn to see what thousands of Mizzou alumni are doing with their degrees.
    • Explore the Career Outcomes web page to see what recent MU graduates are doing and where they are living.


Get Out of the Lab for Career Exploration

oyce sits at the lab bench, restlessly scribbling in a notebook. Last week, she successfully defended her thesis. She should feel relieved and proud, but she doesn’t. It feels like her body just replaced defense stress with not-knowing-what-to-do-next stress. For …

By Philipp Gramlich
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How To Become a Research Scientist

If you are a naturally inquisitive person who enjoys research, you may enjoy a career as a research scientist. With a strong earning potential and the ability to research a variety of different fields, many find this job extremely fulfilling. …

By Indeed Editorial Team
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9 Science Careers


Original Article

Imagine a world without scientists. People who work in science careers are responsible for many of the things we, as a society, benefit from every day—ways to prevent and cure diseases, new technology, …

By Guest Blogger
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Data Science Is a High-Paying, Fast-Growing Field—Here’s What You Need to Know About Entering It

Ever wonder how Instagram knows exactly what ad to show you? Or how your supermarket keeps the right food in stock? It’s probably thanks to a data scientist.

You may have heard the words “data science” tossed around a lot …

By Natalie Morse
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How to Build a Scientific Career

Early-career scientists face difficult decisions when building their career in research, and indeed about whether a career in research is right for them at all. To help with these decisions, the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative gives young scientists the opportunity …

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Focus 2 Am I Career Ready?

Career readiness is a foundation of eight core competencies that broadly prepare college students for lifelong success in their careers …

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Job listings for research-related positions in U.S. and around the world.

Hosted by, the site features in-depth profiles of careers in Earth/Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering, Math and Computer Science.


SSC 1150: College Success Seminar

This 2-credit hour course is intended to assist exploring students in making purposeful academic and life decisions that lead to…

SSC 2100: Career Explorations

 The goal of this course is to help students explore what to major in, what they can do with their…

Science-Related Exploration Courses

Below are a list of introductory and exploration courses for students interested in Science & Research. This list is subject…

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