Missouri University of Science and Technology
Biology is the study of life and living organisms. Biologists study, explain and improve human life with their scientific contributions. They classify, analyze, and describe the living world around us.
A biology degree is not just for pre-med students. Biologists can use genetic research to develop more durable crops, solve environmental problems, develop models for complex problems using bioinformatics, or study the properties of rare organisms in exotic locations.
Where do biologists work?
About one-third of BioSci graduates pursue health careers (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, nursing). S&T graduates have an excellent success rate at gaining admission to competitive programs. For instance, over the past 10 years 75% of S&T students who have applied to medical school have been accepted at the time of their initial application; the eventual success rate is even higher.
Another third of our BioSci graduates enter graduate school to pursue a career in research. About 10% of our graduates obtain certification for secondary teaching. Other graduates find employment in biotechnical fields and in the pharmaceutical industry.
BioSci has one of the largest undergrad research programs on campus.
Biology is a versatile degree. Maybe you'll teach, work in law, pharmaceutical research, sales, food safety, or environmental science.
S&T BioSci grads who applied to med school have a 75% acceptance rate.
BioSci is one of S&T's fastest growing academic programs.
Average starting salary for S&T BioSci grads: $54,500.