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The University Science Specialties Quiz
by Staff
It's common knowledge that studying science can help you find career success, but how do you choose which field to major in? Take our quiz to see how much you know about scientific specialties and how they impact your career, future and paycheck!

Want to study archaea? Consider this as your college major.

  • chemistry
  • microbiology
  • histology

Where do the best-paid astronomers work?

  • psychic phone lines
  • private companies
  • government agencies

What's the most common job for an astronomy major?

  • teaching
  • research
  • astronaut

What is a more common name for atmospheric scientists?

  • optometrists
  • entomologists
  • meteorologists

What is the median annual income for a meteorologist?

  • $87,980
  • $67,340
  • $37,245

Which of the following is the most likely major for an odontologist?

  • food science
  • forensic science
  • agricultural science

What is the median salary for a forensic scientist?

  • $24,360
  • $55,360
  • $69,360

What's the most lucrative place for a forensic science major to find a job?

  • local police station
  • private detective agency
  • federal government

True or false: Genetics majors may find jobs working with plants after graduation.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Actress Mayim Bialik holds a doctorate in neuroscience.

  • true
  • false

How much does the average biochemist earn each year?

  • $64,940
  • $84,940
  • $104,940

What percentage of biology majors head straight to grad school in biology or a related field?

  • 5 percent
  • 15 percent
  • 25 percent

What percentage of biology majors head to medical, dental or veterinary school after earning a bachelor's degree?

  • 5 percent
  • 25 percent
  • 45 percent

What science specialty should you study if you are interested in seismic activity?

  • agronomy
  • geophysics
  • astrophysics

Which "Friend" has a degree in biology?

  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Matthew Perry
  • Lisa Kudrow

What is aeronomy the study of?

  • geothermal activity
  • volcanic eruptions
  • Earth's atmosphere

Which of these majors should you study if you want to manage an orchard or greenhouse?

  • horticulture
  • histology
  • microbiology

What do optical scientists study?

  • the sun
  • vision
  • light

Which of these eye specialists is licensed to perform surgery on the eyes?

  • ophthalmologist
  • optometrist
  • optician

What do entomologists study?

  • plants
  • insects
  • bacteria

Where do most food science majors find work after graduation?

  • research
  • teaching
  • manufacturing

How much do food scientists make per year?

  • $61,480
  • $49,480
  • $37,480

Where do most zoologists find work?

  • state government
  • private zoos
  • animal sanctuaries

How much do zoologists make annually?

  • $38,270
  • $48,270
  • $58,270

True or false: Queen guitarist Brian May holds a doctorate in astrophysics.

  • true
  • false

What percentage of all undergrad degrees are in math or science?

  • 3 percent
  • 8 percent
  • 15 percent

True or false: Even a bachelor's degree in biology will earn you a higher average starting salary than someone with a non-science degree.

  • true
  • false

What do agronomy students study?

  • the stars
  • plants and soil
  • animal breeding

How much does the average environmental science major earn in a year?

  • $37, 250
  • $44,250
  • $66,250

True or false: Ashton Kutcher was a biochemical engineering major before hitting it big in Hollywood.

  • true
  • false