Careers in Natural Sciences

As a student in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, you'll have access to a wide variety of internships, experiential learning, student organizations, seminar courses, workshops, and even mock job and graduate school interviews.

Some of our graduates use their scientific and technical knowledge to strengthen corporate research and development. Others use their portfolio of skills and knowledge to support research in universities, government institutes, and similar organizations. Whatever path you choose, we're here to help you succeed.

  • Graduate and Professional Schools

    Do you see yourself attending graduate or professional school? Many graduates pursue postgraduate study elsewhere in the form of doctorate or master's degrees or medical school (or both!). Some have continued their education at Veterinary, Dentistry, Pediatric, Optometry, and Chiropractic schools. Others seek a more vocational qualification in dietetics, public health service management, physical therapy, and more.will help you create highly successful resume and graduate/professional school applications.

    Here are several colleges and universities our students have attended after Claflin:

    • Alabama A&M University
    • Baylor University
    • Boston University
    • Bowling Green State University
    • Campbell University
    • Clemson University
    • Columbia University
    • Drexel University
    • Duke University
    • Emory University School of Nursing
    • Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy
    • Florida International University
    • Florida State University
    • George Mason University
    • George Washington University
    • Georgetown University
    • Georgia Southern University
    • Greenville Tech. Greenville SC
    • HL State University
    • Howard Medical School
    • Howard University - College of Dentistry
    • Indiana State University
    • Indiana University
    • Medical College of Ohio
    • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
    • Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
    • Meharry Medical School
    • Methodist University
    • Mississippi College
    • National Institutes of Health
    • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
    • North Carolina State University
    • North Western University
    • Nova Southeastern University DPT School
    • Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research, Boston, MA
    • Ohio State University
    • Penn State University
    • Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey PA
    • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
    • Presbyterian College
    • Purdue University
    • Sherman College of Chiropractic School
    • Stevenson University
    • Towson University
    • Tuskegee University
    • University of Alabama, Birmingham
    • University of Arizona
    • University of Arkansas
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of California-Berkeley
    • University of Florida
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
    • University of Illinois, Chicago
    • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
    • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Miami
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of South Carolina
    • University of South Florida
    • University of Toledo School of Medicine
    • University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio TX
    • University of Utah
    • University of Washington, Seattle
    • University of Wisconsin
    • VA College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internships

    Internships are a great way to connect with reputable organizations, hone your skills and make connections that can lead to career opportunities after graduation.

    Here are several organizations where Claflin students have recently completed internships:

    • Analytical Chemistry Research group
    • ASCEP Howard School of Pharmacy
    • Aspiring Physician & Research Conference
    • Bear River Ranch Position- Animal Specialist Summer Camp
    • Biomedical Sciences Summer Research, Marschall University
    • Brown University
    • CAEFF - Clemson University
    • California Institute of Technology
    • Carolinas Healthcare System Summer Scholar
    • Case Western Reserve University
    • Center for Colon Cancer Research, University of South Carolina
    • Center for Gene Research
    • Chicago Summer Science Program
    • Clemson University
    • Coca-Cola
    • Columbia University
    • Cornell University
    • Creditsuisse First Boston (Scholarship $24000) SCAMP
    • Dartmouth University
    • Department of Labor, Claflin University
    • DOE Scholars Program - Office of Environmental Management
    • Drexel University
    • Duke University
    • East Tennesse State University
    • Emory University
    • Family Health Center, Orangeburg, SC
    • Fisk University
    • Fisk/Vanderbilt School of Medicine
    • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    • Furman University
    • George Washington Carver Summer Research, Iowa State University
    • Goldman Sachs
    • HMCU Program - Medical University of SC
    • Howard University
    • Hunter College, New York City NY
    • IBM - Endicott, NY
    • IOWA State - AGEP
    • Iowa Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research (SUMR) Program
    • John Hopkins University
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute Detroit
    • Leadership Alliance, Brown University
    • Leadership Alliance, University of Chicago
    • Leadership Alliance, University of Pennsylvania
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • McNAIR Center; University of South Carolina
    • MD Anderson Cancer Research Center
    • MED - UNC - Chapel Hill
    • MedEx Academy (Tier III)
    • Medical College of GA
    • Medical University of South Carolina
    • Meharry Medical College
    • MetLife
    • Minority Health Research International Training
    • MMEP - UYA
    • NASA
    • National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
    • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    • New Jersey Dental/Medical School SMDEP
    • NIH - RISE Program, Claflin University
    • NOAA; Charleston, SC
    • Norfork State CMR
    • Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research
    • NYC Board of Health
    • Ohio State University
    • Oklahoma University
    • Oracle
    • Pennsylvania State University
    • Pfizer
    • Philadelphia School District
    • Project IMHOTEP Morehouse College
    • R. B Russeh Research Laboratory
    • Rockefeller University
    • Rural Immersion Institute of the North
    • Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Russell & Johnson Columbia
    • Rutgers University
    • SCAMP - USDA ARS
    • School of Veterinary Medicine
    • SEEK - Summer Engineering Experience for Kids
    • SMDEP Duke University
    • SMDEP Howard University
    • SMDEP, Howard University
    • South Carolina Academy of Sciences
    • Stanford School of Medicine
    • Stanford University
    • Summer Research Program
    • Summer Scholars Program Athens, OH
    • The University of Alabama
    • Tuskegee University Veterinary School
    • UAB MHIRT Program, Mbabane, Swaziland
    • UAB MHIRT Program, Montego Bay, Jamaica
    • UEA
    • UGA - SURP
    • UNCF Mellons Fellowship
    • University of Alabama
    • University of Chicago/Pritzker School of Medicine
    • University of Cincinnati
    • University of Columbia
    • University of Connecticut
    • University of Florida
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Houston College of Optometry
    • University of Massachusetts
    • University of Michigan College of Dentistry
    • University of Minnesota MMEP - Vanderbilt/Fisk, Duke
    • University of Nebraska
    • University of Nevada - RENO
    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    • University of Oregon
    • University of Puerto Rico (FYRE)
    • University of Santa Clara
    • University of South Carolina
    • University of Texas Southwestern
    • University of Texas, Medical Center at Dallas Texas
    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville
    • University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    • UPenn Medical School
    • USC School of Medicine
    • USDA
    • Vanderbilt School of Medicine
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Wake Forest School of Medicine
    • Washington DC QEM Network
    • Washington University, St. Louis
    • Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
    • Wright State University
    • Yale School of Medicine
    • Yale University
  • Career Options

    Students in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics have a wide range of dynamic career options after graduation.

    Here are a few examples of careers you may explore with a degree from our School:

    • Aquatic Biologist
    • Biological Illustrator
    • Dentist
    • Food & Drug Inspector
    • Geneticist
    • Microbiologist
    • Museum Curator
    • Nature Conservation
    • Nurse
    • Paleontologist
    • Pharmaceutical Representative
    • Pharmacologist
    • Physician
    • Quality Control Technician
    • Research scientist (life sciences)
    • Research scientist (medical)
    • Teacher
    • Veterinarian
    • Wildlife Forensics
  • Clubs and Organizations

    Student organizations and clubs in natural sciences and mathematics are a great way to get involved and meet other students within your major.

    Explore the options available to you:

    • American Chemical Society
    • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
    • Ernest E. Just Science Club
    • Friends of the Earth
    • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    • Public Health Alliance
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