Biology Undergraduate Program

An ecosystem that supports your growth

  • In our program, you'll gain a broad-based education in biology, building a strong foundation for a number of career paths. 
  • You will thrive in our supportive learning community, where you are likely to find mentors among our faculty and graduate students.   
  • Our program is uniquely encouraging of undergraduate research, and many of our majors publish or showcase their research. 
  • You have the option of tailoring your curriculum toward your strengths and goals by choosing a track option.

Track options


Diverse courses take you from algae to zygote – and everywhere in between. Customize by working toward either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and selecting a minor.

Microbiology and Biotechnology

Explore the intersection of science and technology in our state-of-the-art labs. Research immunity, pathogens, microorganisms and more.

Wildlife Biology

Focus on wildlife management and conservation. Gain experience with animal physiology, demographics and interactions through lab and field work.

Careers and Outcomes

Consider the possibilities for lifetime success. A degree in biology opens doors in health care, private industry, government and more.

Inspiring academics 

Knowledge based on experience – Missouri State sets you up for success with insight from expert faculty, great facilities and many ways to get involved outside the classroom.

Getting started at Missouri State