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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.

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 National 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
WC Morris 315 A
Tel: 660-543-4324
Fax: 660-543-4355


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