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Biology Professional Organizations/Associations

Professional Associations are a great source of information about internships, career pathways, conferences, scholarships, opportunities to meet people in your field, and a whole host of career-related topics. Usually associations will provide a discounted membership rate for students enrolled in college.


American Academy of Forensic Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Institute of Biological Sciences

The American Physiological Society

The American Phytopathological Society

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors

American Society for Human Genetics

American Society for Microbiology

Association for Women in Science

Botanical Society of America

Ecological Society Association

Federation of American Scientists

The International Association for Science, Technology and Society

National Academy of Science

The National Association of Biology Teachers

Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

Society for Neuroscience


National Association for Biology Teachers

American Chemical Society

Association of Science-Technology Centers

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

The Association for Science Teacher Education

Journal of Chemical Education

National Science Teachers Association

National Association for Research in Science Teaching

School Science and Mathematics Association


Advancing the Science of Limnology and Oceanography 

American Water Works Association

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation

Environmental Protection Agency

Ecological Society of America

Local Government Environmental Assistance Network

Marine & Biodiversity  professional associations

National Environmental Health Association

North American Association for Environmental Educators

National Association of Environmental Professionals

The Oceanography Society

Society for Conservation Biology

The Student Conservation Association


American Academy of Anesthesiologists' Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants

American Association for Respiratory Care

American Association for Clinical Chemists

American Chiropractic Association

American College of Healthcare Executives

American Dental Association

The American Dental Hygienists' Association

American Dietetic Association

American Health Information Management

American Medical Association

American Medical Writers Association

American Nurses Association

The American Occupational Therapy Association

American Optometric Association

American Orthoptic Council

American Osteopathic Association

American Physical Therapy Association

American Podiatric Medical Association

American Public Health Association

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

American Society for Clinical Pathology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Association of Genetic Technologists

The Association of Medical Illustrators

American Veterinary Medical Association

National Society of Genetic Counselors

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography


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