Your Dordt education will help you build and communicate a comprehensive vision for Christian discipleship that will enable you to be of service in God’s kingdom in whatever career you choose. In the last decade, 95 percent of biology majors found work or were admitted to graduate school within six months of graduation.

Career opportunities for biology majors are promising.

Professional and graduate schools look for candidates with strong undergraduate preparation, especially those whose rigorous training in their field is based on a comprehensive educational foundation.

Recent Graduates

Here's where a few recent Dordt graduates have landed:


Rees Beaver–Optometry program in Illinois School of Optometry, Chicago

Deborah Tyokighr–Medical school, Newcastle, U.K.

Crystal Elenbaas–Graduate program in microbiology, Colorado State University


Seth Fopma–Master's program in Natural Resource Management at South Dakota State University

Brandon Wubben–M.D. program at University of Iowa

Megan Sytsma–Physician Assistant Program at Grand Valley State University

Christy Heidema–Ph.D. program at University of Iowa


Michelle Palmer–Ph.D. program in biochemistry at University of Nebraska

Matthiew Hoogland–Doctor of Optometry program at Pacific University College of Optometry

Nicole Staudt–Conservation technician at Prairie Island Indian Community


Austin Spronk–Medical program at University of Minnesota-Duluth

Will McClain–Medical program at University of South Dakota

Joe Lammers–Physicians Assistant-University of Colorado-Boulder

Morgan (Rodenburgh) Meissner–Physicians Assistant-University of Nebraska-Omaha

Erica Lieuwen–Physical therapy program at University of Alberta

Deborah (Jude) Osae-Oppong–Master's graduate program at Loyola University; freelancer for the Field Museum, Chicago


Kiley Boone–Medical program at University of Iowa

Matt Schippers–Osteopathy program at Des Moines University

Seth Vande Kamp–Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine-A.T. Still University

Heidi Rozenboom–Physicians Assistant-South University (Savannah, GA)

Sarah (Seymour) Lyle–Physicians Assistant-Harding University, Arkansas


David Christensen–Medical program at University of Minnesota

Joshua Bowers–Medical program at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Michael Olthoff–Medical program at University of Iowa

Theo Mobach–Medical program at University of Alberta

Melissa Ver Haar–Physicians Assistant-Rosalind Franklin University (Chicago)


Melissa Kroll–Medical program at University of Iowa

Sarah Sikkema–Medical program at University of Western Ontario

Joy Horstman–Physicians Assistant-Des Moines University


Mark Dykstra–Medical program at University of Alberta

Kim (Deelstra) Walhof–Medical program at Michigan State University (Grand Rapids campus)

Jessica DeBoer-Medical program at University of Indiana

Brandon Vander Wel-Medical program at Loma Linda University

Teresa Maas–Medical program at University of South Dakota


Daniel Heckmann–Medical program at University of South Dakota

Jayme Van Beek–Osteopathy program at Des Moines University