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Biology – General Biology

About the Degree:

A degree in biology will provide you with a strong critical thinking and biological foundation while allowing you to tailor your education to your career goals. Understanding complex biological processes is becoming increasingly important on a global scale from the evolution of antibiotic resistance to climate change. This degree will provide diverse educational opportunities that will allow students to pursue graduate studies or careers in a wide range of biological sciences.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Your Future Career with Our General Biology Degree

As a graduate of Missouri Southern's general biology program, you will gain hands-on experience and skillsets that will prepare you for professional and graduate opportunities.

  • Students who have graduated with a biology degree from Missouri Southern have continued their success at:
  • Federal positions (Army Corps of Engineers, The National Park Service)
  • Graduate schools (MS and PhD programs)
  • Laboratory facilities (both animal and biomedical)
  • Medical schools (DO and MD programs)
  • Private industry (National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, etc)
  • Professional schools (dental, physical therapy, nursing)
  • Regional positions (habitat managers, biologists)
  • State positions (Missouri Department of Conservation, Department of Natural Resources)
  • Veterinary school (DVM and vet tech programs)
  • Zoos and aquariums

What You’ll Learn:

  • Students can take courses from within all areas of biology, including biomedical sciences and ecology/conservation biology.
  • Biomedical courses include Human Anatomy, Advanced Cell Biology, Human Dissection, Human Physiology, Immunology, Pathophysiology, Histology, and more.
  • Ecological courses include Entomology, Evolution, Herpetology, Mammalogy, Parasitology, Taxonomy of Flowering Plants, and more.
  • Other courses include Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Epidemiology, Research Methods and Statistics in Biology, and more.

This Degree is Great for You if:

  • Students interested in a wide array of career options in biology should consider courses that are applicable to your specific field. Missouri Southern offers many of the needed courses for all careers in biology.


Current Catalog

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science - Biology

Other options (Current Catalog)

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science - Pre-Med "Yours to Lose" Major
Bachelor of Science in Education - Biology Education Major


Biology Minor


Past Catalogs