Biology Degree

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

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

Locations & Learning Options

Parkville, MO

Parkville, MO

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Dr. Gregory D. Claycomb

Chair, Department of Natural & Physical Sciences
Associate Professor of Chemistry
gclaycomb@park.edu

Dr. Jeff Kimmons

Assistant Professor of Biology and Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Biology
jeff.kimmons@park.edu

Dr. Brian L. Hoffman


Professor of Biology/Mathematics
brian.hoffman@park.edu

Dr. Patricia Ryberg


Associate Professor of Biology
patricia.ryberg@park.edu

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

Careers

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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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 degree is a strong foundation in a wide range of biological sciences. Because of the breadth of specialties in biology, we suggest that you earn an additional major or a minor for maximum employment flexibility.


Internships

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’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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