105 Schrenk Hall
400 W. 11th St.
The Biological Sciences Department is a dynamic academic community focused on learning and discovery. All of our faculty teach and perform research and most of our students perform original research.
Biology draws on the physical sciences as well as the behavioral sciences for analysis and interpretation of life processes and interrelationships. The study of biology provides an academic foundation for career opportunities in:
• Industry and government (chemical, food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, environmental, research)
• Education (teaching and graduate study)
• Health professions (human medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, etc.)
The Biological Sciences Department mission includes:
• Offering undergraduate (BA and BS) and graduate degrees (MS)
• Providing state-of-the-art science instruction to undergraduate and graduate students
• Enabling pre-professional preparation for students interested in health profession careers
• Creating a challenging, supportive, collegial and rewarding environment for students, staff
• Developing imaginative interdisciplinary research collaborations with engineering and physical
• Supporting Missouri S&T 's broad mission of providing professional education in the fields of
engineering and the allied sciences
• Acquiring technical capabilities in genomics and proteomics to support research efforts within the
• Making available coursework to support the vigorous liberal arts component of the university
The Biological Sciences program fulfills its educational missions by providing a strong, contemporary undergraduate curriculum that serves the needs of Biology majors preparing for careers in scientific research and the health professions, as well as the needs of non-majors interested in biotechnology courses. The Missouri S&T Biology Program is in an enviable position for participating in the leadership of the rapidly developing interface between engineering and biology.
Our Biological Sciences community includes:
12 faculty members
146 undergraduate majors
16 graduate students
12 staff members (research and support)
50 biologists in other Missouri S&T departments