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After Graduation

  • School of Science graduates go on to medical, pharmacy and other professional schools.  See the next page for our "success stats".
  • CBU graduates are accepted into various graduate schools including the local University of Memphis, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Cornell, Tufts, Arizona, Hawaii and Rochester.
  • CBU graduates find challenging jobs after graduation. 
  • Companies that have hired our graduates recently include major established firms like FedEx, Google, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Buckeye Technologies, and also recent start-up companies like Luminetx (now Christie Medical).

At CBU we strive to give each and every student the best opportunity for success. Sometimes that means helping you get into professional or graduate school to further pursue their ambitions. Sometimes that means helping you determine a "plan B" if your initial plan was not really suited to your talents and/or initial expectations. Other times, it means helping you determine what are the possibilities out there that match up with your interests and talents.

CBU students are accepted into competitive research programs. These programs give you the experience that is an advantage in getting into the professional or graduate school or the experience required for the workplace:

  • MHIRT (Minority Health International Research Training) grant administered by CBU provides paid summer research opportunities in Brazil, Thailand and Uganda. Several CBU students each year participate.
  • POE (Pediatric Oncology Education) program at St. Jude has accepted several CBU students over the past several years.
  • Memphis Zoo Biodiversity Fellowship, funded by the Assisi Foundation, has supported several CBU students for the whole year.
  • Several other CBU students have participated in summer research projects at institutions such as the Universities of Texas, Auburn University, Mayo Clinic, Montana State University, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and Virginia Tech University.
  • Haiti Medical Missions provides an opportunity for students to spend spring break or fall break helping out at a clinic in Haiti.