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Gainful Employment Disclosure for Biology

Waldorf College OPE ID: 001895 

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in Biology?

Here are the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes for the occupations that this major prepares students to enter. We’ve also included links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net Web Site. For Biology, the Credential Code is 03. The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code is 20.0101 - Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

SOC Code
Occupations and Links to Occupational Profiles on the O*Net Website
11-9121.00 Natural Sciences Managers: Natural Science Manager, Water Team Leader, Fisheries Director, Health Sciences Manager, Laboratory Manager, Natural Resources Planner, Research and Development Director, Coastal Management Planner, Environmental Manager, Mineral and Aggregate Resources Planner.
19-1020.01 Biologists: Scientist, Environmental Analyst, Biologist, Environmental Specialist, Fisheries Biologist, Research Scientist, Aquatic Scientist, Marine Biologist, Environmental Scientist, Fish Culture Supervisor.
19-1029.00 Biological Scientists, All Other:
19-1099.00 Life Scientists, All Other:
25-1042.00 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary: Biology Professor, Professor, Biology Instructor, Biological Sciences Professor, Instructor, Anatomy and Physiology Instructor, Lecturer, Microbiology Professor, Anatomy Professor, Biochemistry Professor

After graduation from Waldorf College, Biology majors have also gone on to medical school.

What is the job placement rate for Waldorf Biology graduates?

How many graduates found a job in their chosen field or continued their education (graduate school or a bachelor’s degree in another academic major) within seven months of graduation?

100% of the Biology majors who graduated April - July 2009.

Waldorf College’s first Biology majors graduated in May 2009. There were no Biology majors graduating with the Waldorf Class of 2010.

How long does it take to complete a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Waldorf?

The normal timeframe for completing this program is four years. Our on-time graduation rate is based on program completion within four years.
Students may choose to take fewer courses per term, extending their timeframe for completing the program.

On-time graduation rate: 

2006-07: no graduates

2007-08: no graduates

2008-09: 100%

2009-10: 100%

2010-11: 100%


How much does it cost to complete a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Waldorf?

Program costs are calculated by taking this year’s tuition, fees and room and room& board charges, and multiplying them by the four years expected to complete the program. Textbook costs and course fee calculations are based upon the recommended curriculum listed in the course catalog, using the 2010-11 rates for used textbooks and course fees. Textbook prices and course fees are subject to change. For majors with multiple tracks, the specific tracks or endorsements used for the calculation are indicated. Textbook costs and course fees will vary with the selection of alternate tracks, Endorsements, or course electives. Transportation and personal expenses have been estimated by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

Tuition: $71,600

Fees: $3,904

Room & Board: $25,480

Books & Supplies: $5,490

Transportation: $5,172

Personal Expenses: $6,912

TOTAL: $118,558


How much do students borrow to complete a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Waldorf?

In addition to grants and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, some graduates use loans to finance their education. The median debt for Waldorf Biology graduates is:

Type of loan





Federal loans 0 $22,383 $6,125 $5,000
Private educational loans 0 $17,001 0 0
Institution financing plan 0 0 0 0

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