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Biology - Area 1: General Biology Area BS

General Biology

The importance of many biological science specializations is on the rise due to concerns ranging from healthcare to climate change. As communication and transportation advances bring the world's people closer together, the scientific community has expanded its efforts to deal with global issues. As a biology student at the University of Central Missouri, you will  study living organisms, focusing on cellular and molecular processes, development, organismal physiology and morphology, natural history, evolution, conservation, or ecology. Study will also include aspects of biochemistry, botany, genetics, microbiology, and zoology, as well as the other natural sciences.

Get Involved!

Chances are, the organization you choose to participate in will include a diverse group of people — you’ll be faced with the same situation in the working world! Learning how different people respond and react to certain situations will help you develop your skills in presenting and implementing ideas.


Learn How to Work with a Team!

Knowing how to work well with a team is an essential skill for any career. Being in a student organization teaches you how to do this by putting you in situations where you are required to take advice from others, as well as give your own. You have several opportunities to become an active member or leader of one of our biology organizations.


Student Involvement Opportunities

Tri Beta Honorary Society

Tri Beta Honorary Society - Dr. Dana Tucker

The Wildlife Society

Para-Medico and Pre-Vet Club

Para-Medico and Pre-Vet Club - Dr. Anna Oller

UCM Fisheries Society

UCM Fisheries Society - Dr. Aaron Geheber

Program Coordinator

Selene Nikaido, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
WCM 315A
Tel: 660-543-4324
Fax: 660-543-4355


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