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Biology and Agriculture

W.C. Morris Building
Room 306
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Dr. Fanson Kidwaro, Chair
Phone: 660-543-4933

Department of Biology and Earth Science

Area One: General Biology



Biology is the broadly-based study of living organisms and may be approached by focus on cell and molecular processes, development, organismal physiology and morphology, natural history, evolution, conservation, or ecology. Biology is often interdisciplinary in nature and may involve aspects of biochemistry, botany, genetics, microbiology, zoology, and many other natural sciences.

Students majoring in biology generally have a strong interest in living things and in the questions pertaining to the functions in life itself. They concern themselves with how living things survive, with how they affect each other and their environments; with food, physiology, energy, growth reproduction and maintenance processes. If an organism is alive or was alive, influences life or is influenced by life, it is a subject of biology.

This is a recommended program of study for the Biology Major, B.S. Area 1 General Biology Degree at UCM.