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Ready to experiment with a career in the sciences?

Butler students are curious explorers. You may be interested in advancing our understanding of the natural world and fundamental questions about our universe and life itself. Or, you could look to drive advancements in scientific technology, such as artificial intelligence and gene editing techniques. Maybe you’ll decide to take on pressing global challenges related to sustainability, climate change, environmental conservation, and the development of eco-friendly technologies.

The sciences offer diverse career paths, including research, academia, industry, healthcare, environmental science, and technology. Specializing in a specific scientific field can lead to fulfilling and impactful careers, and the faculty and facilities at Butler can help you build the critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills you’ll need to contribute to important scientific, medical, and technological breakthroughs and advancements.

After a $100 million expansion and renovation, our new Sciences Complex is accelerating Butler’s growth in the sciences. The state-of-the-art facility includes high-tech classrooms, labs that mimic the setups at top research companies, a science library, and collaborative workspaces. 

At Butler, we’re at the forefront of a growing trend toward interdisciplinary research. Our faculty and students are a tight-knit community of natural collaborators, working together to address complex challenges and foster innovation in new and exciting ways.

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Careers in the Sciences

Our graduates find professional success in labs, hospitals, tech companies, research facilities, and beyond. These are just a few examples of the many jobs in the sciences.

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You’re ready to change—or even save—people’s lives.

A physician’s career is fueled by both a natural curiosity and a deep sense of caring. Whether working in a traditional hospital setting or on the front lines of humanitarian crises, there will always be a need for those who vow to “do no harm.”

You’re eager to experiment in your career.

Scientific researchers are explorers at heart, always looking to expand the bounds of human knowledge. Through the design of experiments, analysis of data, and the practice of the scientific method, researchers collect and interpret information for stakeholders in diverse industries.

Your passion for the planet is taking root.

Ecologists study the rhythms of the natural world and the complex relationships between humanity and the environment. They evaluate and predict how our choices will impact the land, water, wildlife, and ecosystems as a whole to protect our world and move toward a more sustainable future.  

Curiosity is your catalyst.

Chemists understand the world on a molecular level, whether they’re working in healthcare, product development, the food industry, or research labs across a variety of industries. They know the world revolves around chemical reactions and strive for breakthroughs that change lives for the better.

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Study in state-of-the-art facilities.

In 2021, Butler made an $100 million dollar investment in the renovation of our Sciences Complex. We prioritize experiential learning, so you’ll have access to laboratories and classrooms with equipment you’d see in some of the world’s leading research companies.

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Start your research now.

At Butler, students looking to publish research don’t have to wait until graduate school. Our undergraduate research programs allow students the opportunity to work on research and creative projects of their choosing while under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Dive into a world of discovery.

Choosing a career in the sciences allows a student to use their creativity alongside their analytical skills to investigate the world around them through a diverse array of jobs. Science students have the potential to generate and apply new knowledge that can contribute to solving some of the major health, environmental, and social challenges of our time. Butler provides outstanding support for students in the sciences by giving them hands-on laboratory training working alongside research active faculty. This develops their critical thinking, data analysis, experimental design, and scientific communication skills. It also provides opportunities to engage with the larger scientific community through conferences and internship opportunities with local, national, and international partners.

Jennifer Kowalski
Professor, Biology

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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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