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Biology @ UCM


Integrating research and scholarship

Student-centered programs

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 industry, with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Department of Natural Resources, and have been admitted to a wide variety of medical, dental, veterinary, master’s and doctoral programs at universities across the United States. Join our growing list of successful alumni who are working to make our future better.

Areas of Study


Opportunities in Bioinformatics and Science Education

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The Biology faculty are also involved in an interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree program in Bioinformatics, which is Missouri’s first undergraduate degree program in this specialty! It provides a student with expertise delivered from both Biology and Computer Science faculty.

Biological Science  Computing and Statistics 

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Science Education

Biology secondary education is an excellent career choice! Science teaching is stimulating and rewarding, and gives our B.S. in Education graduates the chance to put their knowledge and interests to use as they develop the minds of future generations. People trained in the life sciences are needed to teach in primary schools, too, where working with younger students requires both a general knowledge of science and skill at working with different kinds of learners.

More Information about Biology Secondary Education 




School Chair

Dr. Scott Lankford
School of Natural Sciences
WCM 306A
Tel: (660)543-8827
Fax: (660)543-4355

Office Professional

Glenda Carmack
School of Natural Sciences
WCM 306
Tel: (660) 543-4933
Fax: (660) 543-4355


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