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A degree in biological sciences can lead you down a number of successful career paths, including health, teaching, research, pharmacy and environmental science – just to name a few.
- Bachelor of Science (BS) Sample Curriculum
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) Sample Curriculum
- BA-Secondary Education
- BA-Pre-medicine Sample Curriculum
- Master of Science (MS)
Our program provides ample opportunities for undergraduates to get involved in research – from using fruit flies to determine why individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease develop sleep deprivation, to discovering hydrogen-producing bacterium that might one day be used as an alternative fuel source.
- Missouri S&T Biological Sciences Celebrates Dr. Nord Gale
- Historic Phelps County home is now a Missouri S&T research station
- David Duvernell named chair of biological sciences
- Biology professor honored as St. Louis science educator of the year
- Biology researchers suggest ants need work-life balance to survive
- Research by biology faculty could prevent next major human-related disaster
- Missouri S&T to renovate Schrenk Hall
Katie Payne- future M.D.
Story: Mary Helen Stoltz
Photo: Sam O'Keefe
Katie Payne, the daughter of a logger and a school teacher, knew she wanted to make a big impact on the world, but it took an anatomy class at Cuba (Mo.) High School to guide her decision to go into medicine.
“When I started telling people I wanted to be a doctor, because I come from a small town with no family background in healthcare, their first reaction was to tell me how unpractical this was,” says Payne, a 2014 biological science graduate of Missouri S&T.
Her choice to attend Missouri S&T started out as an economical one, but when she saw how caring the faculty were, and started on her first research project, she knew she was in the right place.