Department of Biology and Earth Science
The Department of Biology and Earth Science at the University of Central Missouri provides broad multi-disciplinary career preparation opportunities at the bachelor's, and master's levels in the following fields: Biology, Ecological Studies, Biomedical/Molecular Studies, Conservation Enforcement Studies, and Medical Technology. The program also provides 2 minors: Biology and Forensic Science.
Prep for Career Success
Faculty advisors assist students in designing an academic program to prepare them for a specific career objective or for postgraduate study. The department fosters scientific literacy through field and laboratory experiences, classroom activities, and seminars. As professional scientists, the faculty in the department of biology and earth science engage in scholarship and research in their sub-disciplines to keep current with any new scientific advances. These scholarly activities provide students with the opportunity to become actively involved in current research. Students are encouraged to talk with faculty, and to involve themselves in areas of research suitable to their scientific interests.
Students in the program will gain analytical and laboratory skills that prepare them for entry-level positions in a variety of biologically related areas, including, but not limited to, biotechnology, laboratory and/or field research, health science, wildlife biology, ecology, and conservation work.
For latest news about the biology department, please see the current issue of the Biology Newsletter Summer 2009.