- Department Overview
- Biological Sciences Programs
- Student Opportunities
- Faculty and Staff
Biological sciences – a diversity of opportunities
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
- Bachelor of Arts
- Master of Science in Applied and Environmental Biology
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.
Research interest areas include:
- Cell biology
- Freshwater ecology
- Plant evolution
- Stem cell biology
If you would like to read more about the supportive academic community that we try to cultivate, please take a look at our chair's welcome, our recent annual reports, or some of our departmental newsletters. Our department also provides a Survival Guide that contains a variety of useful information for students majoring in Biological Sciences.
- Learning outside the classroom box
- Missouri S&T to renovate Schrenk Hall
- Huang named interim chair of biological sciences
- University center using flies to unlock Alzheimer’s sleep secrets
- Biological Complexity research center open for business
- Missouri S&T pilots online laboratory course this semester
- S&T researcher finds hydrogen production in extreme bacterium
- Missouri S&T to offer biomedical engineering minor degree program in fall 2015
- Missouri S&T student team cleans up coal
Daniel Miller, alumnus
Cell (phone) biologist
Armed with a smartphone and a few dollars’ worth of trinkets and hardware store supplies, Daniel Miller is helping Missouri S&T students gain a new perspective on the world of cellular biology.
Last spring, while Miller was wrapping up his graduate studies in applied and environmental biology, he found a website that showed how to build a digital microscope with inexpensive supplies, a smartphone and a power drill. “I thought I’d give it a try,” says the St. Louis native. [Read more]