Science, Research & Development

Do you enjoy investigating scientific research, collecting and analyzing data to improve products, processes, and ways of living? Are you interested in learning about scientific issues or applying technical concepts to solve problems?  Careers in this field focus on designing and conducting research, providing scientific consultations, and more.

Career Pathways In This Community 
Since a major doesn’t always indicate a specific career path, it may be challenging to know all the possibilities and career options that exist in each field. By clicking on the career pathways below, you can start exploring some of the career options for each pathway. While these are not comprehensive lists, this resource can serve as a guide to provide students, advisors, and faculty with recommendations and keywords for further career exploration and research.


Majors & Minors

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) offers Nebraska’s only comprehensive program of higher education, research, …

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs leading to the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. Students …

The applied science degree program will prepare students for professions that involve the application of science in society, rather than …

Chemistry deals with the analysis, structure, properties, and synthesis of matter ranging in size from single atoms to biologically-active small …

The School of Biological Sciences offers educational opportunities in various areas of biology leading toward either the bachelor of science …

The microbiology major is an interdepartmental major that offers educational opportunities in various areas of microbiology leading to a bachelor …

Career Resources

Ways To Gain Experience

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The Ultimate Job Search Guide

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Handshake is the place for students of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to engage with employers and search/apply for internships, co-ops, …

Candid Career Videos

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How To: Research Careers

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