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Biology - Area 5: Biomedical/Cellular and Molecular Biology BS

Increasingly, scientific progress is dependent upon the application of knowledge from a wide variety of disciplines. Biomedical/Molecular studies lies at the interface of science and medicine. The understanding of the cellular and molecular processes involved in health and disease is critical for future developments in health care, and for innovations in science and technology. A background in the life sciences opens many doors to employment and graduate studies. If you are wanting to pursue a research degree, you will need a fundamental understanding and background in the life sciences.

The University of Central Missouri's Biology - Biomedical/Cellular and Molecular Biology  B.S. program curriculum is designed to meet the requirements for admission to enter graduate school in biomedical engineering, physiology, biology, or related fields.

What you will learn

As a biology student at the University of Central Missouri, you will  study living organisms, focusing on;

  • Cellular and molecular processes
  • Organismal physiology and morphology
  • Natural history
  • Evolution

Program study will also include aspects of;

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Other natural sciences

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.


Unique Learning Opportunities

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.

Students may also choose to expand their network and boost their resume by participating in organizations such as:


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Career Choices

You will gain analytical and scientific skills that prepare you for exciting careers in a variety of STEM-related fields. Our students have been successful in gaining employment in private industries related to;

  • Biomedical
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology

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Continued Education

This program lays the foundation for continued education in master’s and doctoral programs at universities across the United States. This includes UCM graduate programs like;

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Job Market growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow five percent from 2019 to 2029* and microbiologist careers are expected to grow by three percent from 2019 to 2029.*

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 * Job market growth and salary statistics provided by the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics,


Program Coordinator

Dr. Scott Lankford
School Chair
WCM 306A
Tel: 660-543-4976


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