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Science Degrees and Programs Offered in New York (NY)

Science degrees qualify graduates to work in highly technical fields that include biological, computer, geological, and other sciences. Some scientists are involved in research and work for innovative industries or the federal government. Others are employed to apply scientific knowledge and principles throughout a wide range of industries. Many scientists work in education in research and statistical functions.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are some of the more commonly-held, highly-technical careers for those who have graduated with science degrees in NY including mean salaries for each of these positions as of May 2009:

  • Medical scientists, $90,460
  • Chemists, $73,330
  • Environmental scientists and specialists, $71,350
  • Biochemists and biophysicists, $87,400
  • Food scientists and technologists, $67,590

Which science degrees in New York state do you need?

Most entry level jobs in science require a bachelor's degree. Some positions require a master's or doctoral degree, depending on the discipline.

Higher level degrees in science are usually earned from campus-based colleges and universities. Some students pursue undergraduate and graduate work through accredited online studies. Students desiring to complete a higher level degree at an accredited institution using online credits should contact their university of choice concerning whether or not online credits will transfer into the master's or doctoral program.