Biology Degree

Engage in the study of life itself, with options to concentrate in ecology, biotechnology, or pre-med.

Why study biology?

As a biology major at Park University, you’ll have the opportunity to study botany, zoology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, microbiology, ecology, evolution, cell biology and research techniques. The bachelor’s degree in biology will equip you for the workforce or entrance into professional or graduate school. Most students in the BA in Biology program seek either an additional major or a minor to provide them with the maximum postgraduate opportunities.

Locations & Learning Options

  • Parkville

Greg Claycomb

Dr. Gregory D. Claycomb

Chair, Department of Natural & Physical Sciences
Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Jeff Kimmons

Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Brian L. Hoffman

Professor of Biology/Mathematics

Patty Ryberg

Dr. Patricia Ryberg

Associate Professor of Biology

Gregg Krumme

Gregg Krumme

Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology

Miranda Ridder

Dr. Miranda Ridder

Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology

Our Bachelor of Science in Biology program encourages you to think critically, analytically and creatively in the biological sciences. We emphasize ethical and civic responsibilities to preserve our natural environment.

As a Bachelor’s in Biology major, you’ll be technologically and intellectually ready to pursue graduate and/or professional education and a successful career.

Biology Career Opportunities

Our Programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Biomedical Technologist
  • Conservation/Environmental Technician
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
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Biology Program Highlights

Flexible, adaptable

Biology is a science that includes many sub-fields, and there are opportunities for students with many aptitudes, backgrounds and career objectives. This BA in Biology degree is a strong foundation in a wide range of biological sciences. Research projects and internship components enhance your biological science courses and laboratory work. Because of the breadth of specialties in biology, we suggest that you earn an additional major or a minor for maximum employment flexibility.


Our department partners with local businesses and government agencies to place students into internship positions appropriate to their interests.

Student organizations

Any students interested in biological sciences are encouraged to join the Park Biology Club, a University-recognized, student-run organization that brings students and faculty together in contact outside the classroom. You also might join Omicron Psi, our campus chapter of Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta), an honor society for students studying biology. Additionally, students interested in a career in the pre-health field are encouraged to join the Park Pre-Health Professions Club, which promotes student volunteer experiences and aids in the post-graduate acceptance process.

Related programs

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.