Oct 04, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology


Faculty:
Willand -Chair, - Lemmons Asst. Chair, Barry, Boman, Burr, Fletcher, Heth, Johnson, Kilmer J, Kilmer M, Mateika, Mehrhoff, Penning, Perkins, Rhodes, Sharma, and Withnell
Reynolds Hall room 210 • 417-625-9766

Mission

Our mission is to provide a stimulating and challenging Biology curriculum, excellence in teaching, quality academic advising, outstanding general education courses and dedicated community and university service, as well as international opportunities for students.

Coursework within biology can encompass a wide range of topics including anatomy, botany, cell biology, ecology, evolution, physiology, zoology and many others. The curriculum for a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology is arranged into three areas of study in order to highlight courses that are most appropriate for a particular area of interest.

Biomedical Sciences: Students interested in pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant, pre-physical therapy or pre-occupational therapy, or pre-veterinary medicine studies should consider courses that are listed within the area of biomedical sciences. Many of these courses may be required by professional schools such as medical schools or pharmacy schools.

Field/Conservation Biology: Students interested in botany, conservation, ecology, evolution, marine biology, wildlife, zoology, or other related topics should consider courses that are listed within the area of field or conservation biology. These courses provide a solid educational background for students wanting to pursue graduate studies or careers in these related areas.

General Biology: Students interested in a more broad range of biological topics should consider courses that are listed within the area of general biology. These courses provide a diverse educational background that would allow students to pursue graduate studies or careers in a wide range of biological sciences.

Bachelor of Science in Education with a Biology Certification: Will allow students to teach introductory and advanced level courses in biology at the secondary level.

Internships as well as independent research classes are encouraged for biology majors. Internships and research courses allow the students to gain practical experience in a work or research setting. For internships students work under the joint supervision of a faculty member and a representative of the institute providing the intern experience. For independent research, students work with a faculty sponsor on an independent project.

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For additional information on Biology or Environmental Health Degrees go to mssu.edu/academics/arts-sciences/biology

For additional information on Biology:
Dr. Jason Willand, Department Chair
Reynolds Hall room 210 • 417-625-9766 •willand-j@mssu.edu

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