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Additional Transfer Information
Some transfer schools require
- MAT 180: Calculus & Analytic Geometry and/or MAT 175: Statistics.
- Some transfer schools require BOTH a physics sequence and organic chemistry sequence for a B.S. degree; B.A. degrees often require either sequence (not both).
- It is important to take your ACT exam early (by the end of the third semester or earlier).
- Many transfer schools require an ACT score of 26 or better.
- If you want to teach secondary biology, a B.A. degree may be a good choice.
- Take the CBASE exam (as well as the ACT) by the end of the third semester.
Biology electives may include
- BIO 245/247: Microbiology and Lab
- BIO 240/243: Anatomy & Physiology I
- BIO 241/244: Anatomy & Physiology II
(Check with your transfer institution before taking these courses.)
Area Four-Year Universities
That Offer Biology Degrees
- Truman State University
- Missouri State University of Science and Technology
- Missouri State University
- University of Missouri-Columbia
- University of Missouri-St. Louis
- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
- Fontbonne University
- Lindenwood University
- Maryville University
- St. Louis University
- Washington University in St. Louis
- Webster University
There are opportunities to participate in the STEP undergraduate research program at Truman State University.
For information, visit http://step.truman.edu.
Who Hires Biologists?
- Colleges and universities
- Community and junior colleges
- Technical schools
- High schools
Industries involved with the development and application of new products
- Agricultural products and pesticide production
- Biological testing
- Food industry
- Health-related consumer items
- Independent research laboratories
- Pharmaceutical sales and production
Governmental agencies are primary employers of biologists. Federal agencies include
- Bureau of Land Management
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Fish and Wildlife Service
- Food and Drug Administration
- Geological Survey
- National Institutes of Health
- National Park Service
- National Science Foundation
- Department of Agriculture
Most states have agencies that are potential employers, such as
- Agricultural extension services
- Resource protection authorities
- Forest services
- Health departments
- Natural resource conservation boards
- Water quality and water development boards
- Zoo, aquaria and museums
Occupational Outlook for Biological Scientists Handbook
To promote academic excellence in our students and instructors in a broad range of science courses.
About Our Courses
All science courses will promote general education and science literacy. Science literacy may include a working knowledge of the scientific method, and familiarity with historic and contemporary scientific theory, in the context of global cultural awareness.